Taxon: Crataegus mexicana DC.

Genus: Crataegus
Family: Rosaceae
  Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
      Tribe: Maleae
        Subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 12119
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:629. 1825
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 04-Oct-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Oct-1999
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 21 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • Mexican hawthorn  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • manzanita tejocotera  (Source: TreesS Mex) - Spanish
  • tejocote  (Source: Sida Bot Misc) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Sida Bot Misc 15:3,24. 1997)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Guanajuato, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Michoacan, - Oaxaca, - Puebla, - Queretaro, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Guatemala

  • Cultivated:

  • Southern America

    • Central America: Costa Rica
    • Western South America: Ecuador; Peru


  • Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. Flora of Libya. 1976- (F Libya)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Phipps, J. B. 1997. Monograph of northern Mexican Crataegus (Rosaceae, subfam. Maloideae) Sida, Bot. Misc. 15:21.
  • Rehder, A. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. 1949 (Rehder)
  • Rzedowski, J. & R. McVaugh La vegetacion de Nueva Galicia. 1966 (L NGalicia)
  • Standley, P. C. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721. 1920 (TreesS Mex)
  • Stapf, O. 1914. The Mexican hawthorn (Crataegus pubescens, H.B.K.) Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914:293.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)


Check other web resources for Crataegus mexicana DC. :

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Crataegus mexicana 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.