Crataegus lepida Beadle. Phen: Apr; Aug-Sep. Hab: Xeric, sandy soils of open pinelands, wiregrass-dominated roadsides and forest edges, oak-pine scrub. Dist: S. GA south to c. peninsular FL
ID notes: C. lepida is distinctive in bearing a preponderance of oval to orbicular, 1-2 cm leaves, short thorns and a dwarfish habit.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: The entity Crataegus condigna Beadle may represent an intermediate form of Crataegus lepida with Crataegus ravenelii Sargent; placed as a priority name for C. ravenelii in FNA9.
Synonymy: = FNA9, Lance (2014); = n/a – RAB; > Crataegus condigna Beadle – K1, S13; > Crataegus lepida Beadle – S13