Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Crataegus pulcherrima Ashe var. pulcherrima . Beautiful Hawthorn. Phen: Apr; Sep-Oct. Hab: Hardwood and hardwood-pine forests, ravines, mesic slopes, sometimes locally abundant. Dist: W. GA and Panhandle FL, w. to LA and extreme e. TX; disjunct populations have been reported from Richmond and Burke Cos, GA and McCormick Co, SC

ID notes: Var. pulcherrima generally displays reasonable consistency in evenly incised leaf margins and straight, parallel primary veins, 20-stamened flowers, small (5-10 mm diameter) fruit and brown, furrowed trunk bark.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = FNA9, Lance (2014); > Crataegus abstrusa – S2; > Crataegus ancisa – S2; > Crataegus austrina – S2, Lance (2014); > Crataegus concinna – S2; > Crataegus contrita – S2; > Crataegus illustris – S2; > Crataegus incilis – S2, Phipps, O'Kennon, & Dvorsky (2006); < Crataegus intricata – S; > Crataegus lenis – S2, S2; > Crataegus macilenta – S2, S2; > Crataegus pinetorum – K1, S2; > Crataegus pulcherrima – K1, S2, Phipps, O'Kennon, & Dvorsky (2006); > Crataegus robur – S2; > Crataegus tecta – S2

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