Crataegus mollis (Torrey & A. Gray) Scheele var. texana (Buckley) Lance. Phen: Late Mar-Apr; Sep-Oct. Hab: Riverine woodlands, brushlands, prairies. Dist: MO, AR, TX, s. OK.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: This variety assimilates most of the southwestern Molles entities exhibiting pink to reddish anthers, a trait of provisional intraspecific value, but the genetic implications are not well understood. Interserial hybrids between var. texana entities and other sympatric species, including C. viridis, C. marshallii, and C. collina, are known.
Synonymy: = Lance (2014); < Crataegus mollis (Torr. & A.Gray) Scheele – Ar, GrPl, K3; > Crataegus texana var. dasyphylla (Sarg.) J.B.Phipps – FNA9; > Crataegus texana var. texana – FNA9