Crataegus lancei J.B. Phipps. Phen: Apr-May; Oct-Nov. Hab: Upland hills, hardwood-pine forests, scrubland, pastures. Dist: S. NC to e. GA, reported from sw. GA, n. peninsular FL and se. AL. Appears to have a core range in w. SC and ne. GA, sporadic elsewhere in a fragmented range that involves broad areas devoid of specimens.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: Possibly equivalent to Crataegus pentasperma Ashe, C. pearsonii Ashe and C. yadkinensis Ashe, but these types are unsettled.
Synonymy: = FNA9, Lance (2014), Phipps, O’Kennon, & Lance (2003); < Crataegus flava Aiton – K1, RAB, S, W; >? Crataegus pearsonii Ashe – S13; ? Crataegus pentasperma Ashe, nomen dubium; >? Crataegus yadkinensis Beadle – S13