Crataegus pubescens f. stipulacea (Loud.) Stapf

Mexican Hawthorn

Shrub or small tree to about 5-7 m tall. Branches with a few thorns. Leaves mostly 5-9 cm long, 3-4 cm wide, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, teeth rounded (absent in bottom half), dark green above, matted hairs below, occasionally with a few lobes at the apex, turning to orange or red in autumn. Flowers 8-12 in flat clusters, each flower about 2 cm wide; Oct. Fruit yellow, occasionally becoming orange-red flecked brown, to 3 cm wide, slightly flattened, thick, succulent, edible, seeds 3-4; Apr-July. Syn. c. mexicana dc., c. stipulacea hort.


Fruit yellow or yellow-orange; leaves dull.

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.

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