Crataegus incilis Beadle. Cutleaf Beautiful Hawthorn. Phen: Late Mar-Apr; Aug-Sep. Hab: Mixed pine and hardwood forests, wooded hills, rocky woods. Dist: Sw. GA and Panhandle FL, west to s. MS, north to ne. AL; locally abundant in the vicinity of lower Little River Canyon, AL and sporadically elsewhere in the known range.
ID notes: C. incilis is a usually shrubby relative of C. pulcherrima Ashe with a strong suckering habit and slender shoots exhibiting thin, distinctly incised leaves. The 4 or 5 pairs of lobes per leaf, cuneate leaf base and 5-8 mm fruit are also characteristic.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = FNA9; = Crataegus pulcherrima Ashe var. incilis (Beadle) Lance – Lance (2014); > Crataegus concinna Beadle – S13