Crataegus munda Beadle. Dwarf Hawthorn, Neat Hawthorn. 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
Syn: = FNA9, Lance (2014), Phipps, O’Kennon, & Lance (2003); < Crataegus flava – RAB, W; > Crataegus geniculata – S2; > Crataegus invicta – K1, K3, S2; > Crataegus munda – K1, K3, S2; > Crataegus pexa – S2
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