Taxon: Crataegus azarolus L.

Genus: Crataegus
Family: Rosaceae
  Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
      Tribe: Maleae
        Subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 12083
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:477. 1753
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 18 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Cornucopia)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Middle Asia: Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Greece - Crete

  • Naturalized:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan

  • Cultivated:

  • Europe

    • : Europe


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Check other web resources for Crataegus azarolus L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Crataegus azarolus cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.