Crataegus pubescens (Kunth) Steud.

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Crataegus pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, staff area, Nyika National Park

Crataegus pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, staff area, Nyika National Park

Crataegus pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, staff area, Nyika National Park

Crataegus pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, staff area, Nyika National Park

Crataegus pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, staff area, Nyika National Park

Crataegus pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, staff area, Nyika National Park

Crataegus pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Camp, staff area, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Crataegus mexicana Moç. & Sessé:
Common names: Mexican hawthorn (English)
Description: Small tree armed with scattered straight woody spines. Leaves alternate or apparently clustered on short lateral branchlets, elliptic to ovate, hairless, somewhat yellowish-green above with venation impressed, much paler, whitish velvety beneath with midrib prominent; margin irregularly toothed or sometimes slightly lobed; petiole and lower midrib beneath sometimes reddish. Inflorescences terminal; flowers ?white. Fruit subglobose to ellipsoid, up to c. 3 cm long, golden yellow, crowned by the persistent remains of the calyx.
Notes: This species was introduced around Chelinda camp, Nyika.The fruit is eaten by children as well as by bushbuck that frequent the camp area. The trees appear to have spread and have become somewhat naturalized. It is certainly not a problem species (yet) but its progress into the wild needs to be monitored.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Mexico and Central America.
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Content last updated: Saturday 29 September 2018
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Flora of Malawi: Crataegus pubescens
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Crataegus pubescens

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crataegus pubescens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crataegus pubescens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crataegus pubescens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crataegus pubescens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crataegus pubescens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crataegus pubescens
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Crataegus pubescens
iNaturalist: Crataegus pubescens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crataegus pubescens
JSTOR Plant Science: Crataegus pubescens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crataegus pubescens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crataegus pubescens
Plants of the World Online: Crataegus pubescens
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crataegus pubescens
Tropicos: Crataegus pubescens
Wikipedia: Crataegus pubescens


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Crataegus pubescens.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=162420, retrieved 23 January 2020

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