3345.010 Crataegus L.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Small much-branched trees or shrubs, mostly deciduous, often spiny; stipules conspicuous. Leaves alternate, simple, margins entire, serrate or lobed. Inflorescence corymbose, flowers rarely solitary, bracts present. Calyx tube campanulate, mouth contracted; lobes 5, short. Petals 5, inserted in throat of calyx tube, white, pink or rarely red. Ovary inferior. Fruit small round or oval berry, red, yellow or black; usually with juicy flesh.

Worldwide: About 180 species in temperate regions of the Old World and 900 in North America.

Malawi: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Crataegus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Crataegus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Crataegus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crataegus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crataegus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crataegus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crataegus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Crataegus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crataegus
JSTOR Plant Science: Crataegus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crataegus
Plants of the World Online: Crataegus
Tropicos: Crataegus
Wikipedia: Crataegus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Crataegus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2124, retrieved 30 May 2023

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