Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Crataegus pulcherrima Ashe var. opima (Beadle) R.W. Lance. Broad-leaved Beautiful Hawthorn. Phen: Apr; Sep-Oct. Hab: Hardwood and hardwood-pine forests, ravines, mesic slopes. Dist: Sw. GA, s. & c. AL, MS, e. TX.

ID notes: This variety displays proportionally broader foliage than the typical variety, and usually has shallow, obtuse or rounded lobes.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = Lance (2014); = Crataegus opima – FNA9; > Crataegus abstrusa – S2; > Crataegus illustris – S2; > Crataegus inanis – K1, S2; > Crataegus opima – S2, Phipps, O'Kennon, & Dvorsky (2006); < Crataegus pulcherrima – K3, S2, Phipps, O'Kennon, & Dvorsky (2006); > Crataegus pulcherrima – K1

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