Genus: Mespilus L.

Possible synonym of: Crataegus L.

 
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Maleae
Subtribe: Malinae
Genus number: 7497
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 84 (62 active, 32 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: if the two genera are united, a rejected (nom. rej.), heterotypic synonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4 & App. III) of Crataegus L., nom. cons.

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Barrie, F. R. 2011. Report of the General Committee: 11. (Taxon) 60:1213.
  • Brummitt, R. K. 2011. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 62. (Taxon) 60:227.
  • Lo, E. Y. Y. et al. 2007. Molecular reappraisal of relationships between Crataegus and Mespilus (Rosaceae, Pyreae) - two genera or one?. Syst. Bot. 32:596-616.
  • Talent, N. et al. 2008. (1847) Proposal to conserve the name Crataegus against Mespilus (Rosaceae). (Taxon) 57:1007-1008.
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Check Index Nomninum Genericorum for Mespilus
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomygenus.aspx?id=7497. Accessed 16 December 2018.