Crataegus munda Beadle. Phen: Late Mar-Apr; Sep-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, other xeric or subxeric forests, scrublands, disturbed woodlands. Dist: C. NC south to n. FL, west to s. and c. AL.
ID notes:Crataegus munda is a shrubby taxon (< 2 m tall) with small (1-3 cm long), predominately spatulate leaves, slender geniculate twigs with thorns usually < 3 cm long and inflorescences of 1-3 (-5) flowers.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = FNA9, Lance (2014), Phipps, O’Kennon, & Lance (2003); < Crataegus flava Aiton – RAB, W; > Crataegus geniculata Ashe – S13; > Crataegus invicta Beadle – K1, K3, S13; > Crataegus munda Beadle – K1, K3, S13; > Crataegus pexa Beadle – S13