|| Scientific name: Crataegus calpodendron (Ehrh.) Medik.
Common name: Pear Hawthorn, Urn Tree
Family: Rosaceae; Rose
Flowering period: April- May
Fruiting period: September
Habitat: Rich soil, river banks
Locality: Mt. Berry, Northwest Georgia, U.S.A.
Date: April 18, August 28, 2008
Hawthorn's identification on September 5, 2004 by Ron W. Lance from North Carolina
Description: "(urn-tree; referring to the shape of the fruit)|
- A tree 5-6 m. high or often an arborescent shrub, with slender
sparingly thorny or nearly thornless branchlets tomentose while young
and dark brownish-gray bark becoming thick and furrowed on old trunks;
leaves ample, mostly ovate, oblong-elliptic, or rhombic, coarsely
serrate except near the base, usually with 3-5 pairs of shallow
often asymmetric lateral lobes, short-villous above while young
and usually pubescent beneath throughout the season, firm, dull
yellow-green and with the veins impressed above at maturity; flowers
1.2-1.5 cm wide, many tomentose corymbs; stamens about 20; anthers
pink or rarely white; calyx-tube pubescent, the lobes
glandular-serrate or pectinate; fruit oblong or obovoid ,
rarely nearly globose, 7-9 mm thick, pubescent while young ,
bright red or orange-red, with thin sweet flesh becoming succulent
, and 2-3 nutlets deeply pitted on the inner surface."
- Ernest Jesse Palmer, 1950
Last updated on May 11, 2015.
1. Palmer, Ernest J., in Fernald, Merritt L.,
Gray's Manual of Botany 8.ed. New York:
D.Van Nostrand Company, 1970: 800
2. Images by Zvezdana Ukropina-Crawford
3. USDA, NRCS. 2015. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 7 May 2015). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
Botanical Explorations in Floyd County, Georgia
HAWTHORNS: Type specimens (1897-1910)
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