Crataegus pallens Beadle. Phen: Late Apr-May; Sep-Oct. Hab: Slopes and rock outcrops, especially over mafic substrates. Dist: Endemic to southern Appalachians: w. NC (Buncombe, Madison Cos), and perhaps in ne. AL, n. GA.
ID notes: The oblong-ovate leaves with 2 to 3 pairs of straight-sided lobes, 15-20 stamens, yellowish elliptical fruit and furrowed trunk bark are diagnostic.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = S2; = Crataegus venusta var. pallens – Lance (2014); < Crataegus flabellata – RAB; < Crataegus intricata – K1, S; > Crataegus prismatica – S2; < Crataegus venusta – FNA9