Crataegus visenda Beadle. Phen: Apr; Sep-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, other upland pine and pine-oak forests, disturbed lands, wooded hills with clay or sandy soils, often in xeric or sub-xeric conditions. Dist: C. NC and nw. GA south to n. FL and s. AL.
ID notes:Crataegus visenda is allied to C. sororia Beadle, differing in having mostly obovate leaves and a tendency for drooping leading twigs and branches. This hawthorn often attains the dimensions of a small tree (4-8 m tall and with a trunk 7-20 cm diameter).
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: Occasional introgression with other members of the Apricae and Lacrimatae series is suspected, as in the case of Crataegus calva Beadle and Crataegus egregia Beadle.
Synonymy: = FNA9; = Crataegus sororia Beadle var. visenda (Beadle) Lance – Lance (2014); > Crataegus abdita Beadle – S13; > Crataegus annosa Beadle – S13; > Crataegus arrogans Beadle – K1, S13; > Crataegus calva Beadle – S13; < Crataegus flava Aiton – RAB, S; >< Crataegus flava Aiton – K1, K3; > Crataegus galbana Beadle – S13; > Crataegus segnis Beadle – S13; > Crataegus sodalis Beadle – S13; > Crataegus tristis Beadle – K1, S13; > Crataegus visenda Beadle – S13