Crataegus intricata Lange

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Scientific Name

    Crataegus intricata Lange

  • Description

    Species Description - Irregularly and often intricately branched shrub 1–3 m, or a small tree 3–8 m, with few or many slender thorns 2.5–5 cm, the twigs glabrous or villous; lvs thin but firm, ovate to elliptic, rhombic, or even suborbicular, 2.5–6 × 1.5–5 cm (or the vegetative ones larger), usually with several pairs of shallow lateral lobes, glabrous to short-villous; petiole 1–3 cm, evidently glandular; fls 1.3–2 cm wide, 4–10 in simple or compound, lax, glabrous or villous cymes, these with numerous bracts conspicuously and copiously stipitate on the margins; sep narrow or broad, glandular-serrate or entire; fr green or yellow to orange or red, 0.7–1.5 cm thick, with thin dry flesh and mostly 3–5 nutlets. N. Engl. and s. Ont. to N.C. and Ala., w. to Mich. and Ark. (C. biltmoreana; C. boyntonii; C. foetida; C. fortunata; C. neobushii; C. rubella; C. stonei)

  • Common Names