Crataegus succulenta Schrad.

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'Crataegus succulenta' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/crataegus/crataegus-succulenta/). Accessed 2020-04-04.

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.
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Crataegus succulenta' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/crataegus/crataegus-succulenta/). Accessed 2020-04-04.

A tree up to 20 ft high, with glabrous branchlets, becoming purplish brown by the end of the season; thorns 112 to 2 in. long. Leaves roundish obovate, 2 to 3 in. long, 114 to 212 in. wide, broadly wedge-shaped at the base, abruptly pointed, more or less lobed towards the apex, sharply toothed, at first downy beneath, soon glabrous; dark green and glossy above; veins parallel, in four to seven pairs. Flowers white, 34 in. across, produced in early June in rounded corymbs, 3 in. or more across; flower-stalks hairy, and calyx usually so; stamens fifteen to twenty, anthers pink; styles two or three; fruit globose, bright red, 12 in. diameter.

Native of eastern N. America, and a close ally of C. tomentosa. It has the same deep longitudinal pits in the seeds (nutlets), but differs in the midrib and veins of the leaf being more deeply sunken on the upper side, and in the fruit being globose rather than oval, and of a deeper, brighter red. It is also a more vigorous and thorny tree.


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