Crataegus aprica Beadle

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Crataegus aprica' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/crataegus/crataegus-aprica/). Accessed 2020-08-13.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glandular
Bearing glands.
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
inflorescence
Flower-bearing part of a plant; arrangement of flowers on the floral axis.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Crataegus aprica' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/crataegus/crataegus-aprica/). Accessed 2020-08-13.

A small tree up to 20 ft high, or a shrub; branchlets zigzag, armed with thorns 1 to 112 in. long; young shoots and leaves soon glabrous. Leaves broadly diamond-shaped, obovate, oval or even roundish, more or less tapered at the base, the upper half toothed and either pointed or rounded at the apex; lobed on strong barren shoots; 34 to 2 in. long, nearly or quite as wide; stalks 14 to 12 in. long, and, like the base of the leaf, very glandular. Flower 34 in. diameter, white, produced three to six together on corymbs 112 to 2 in. across; flower-stalk and calyx shaggy, calyx-lobes conspicuously glandular-toothed; stamens ten; anthers yellow; styles three to five. Fruit globose, 12 in. diameter, orange-red.

Native of the south-eastern United States; introduced in 1900. It belongs to the group of which C. flava is the type, but promises to be a much handsomer tree than that is. It flowers very freely, and its fruits are richly, if not very brightly coloured. It is marked by the very glandular leaf-bases, leaf-stalks, and inflorescence.

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