Crataegus alabamensis Beadle. Phen: Apr; Aug-Sep. Hab: Upland pine and pine-oak forests over clay soil. Dist: S. AL, reported from n. FL
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: The typical form of C. alabamensis has crenate-serrate, pubescent foliage and tomentose inflorescence parts. The similar C. ravenelii, C. florens, C. attrita, and C. teres are progressively more glabrate and of wider ranges; these interpreted as varieties of C. alabamensis in Lance (2011, 2014) and separate species in Phipps & Dvorsky (2008).
Synonymy: = FNA9, Lance (2014), Phipps, O’Kennon, & Lance (2003); > Crataegus adunca Beadle – S13; < Crataegus flava Aiton – K1, RAB, S