Crataegus azarolus L.


Thornless shrub or small tree. Young shoots covered with woolly hair. Leaves mostly 3-6 cm long, variable, with 3-5 deep lobes at the tip, hairy at first but eventually glossy above. Flowers few, in hairy, flat-topped clusters. Fruit to 2 cm wide, round to ellipsoid, yellow-orange; seeds mostly 1-2(3).

W Asia, N Africa, S Europe.

Leaves variable; fruit yellow to yellow-orange.

 VIC: Traralgon (Salvation Army, Princes Hwy, large tree).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Crataegus L.