Crataegus ×abbreviata Sargent (pro sp.). Phen: Late Mar-Apr; Sep-Oct. Hab: Moist lowlands, prairies. Dist: E. and coastal Texas.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: The broad, rather blunt leaves that often occur on terminal shoots may have contributed the epithet. It is assumed to be of hybrid origin involving members of series Virides and Molles.
Synonymy: = Crataegus viridis L. – Phipps, O’Kennon, & Lance (2003); = n/a – FNA9; > Crataegus abbreviata – Sargent (1922a)