Crataegus erythropoda

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Crataegus erythropoda
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Crataegus
Section: Crataegus sect. Douglasia
Series: Crataegus ser. Cerrones
C. erythropoda
Binomial name
Crataegus erythropoda
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Natural range of Crataegus erythropoda

Crataegus cerronis A.Nelson[1]

Crataegus erythropoda is a hawthorn native to the southern Rocky Mountains in the United States. The leaves are conspicuously shiny above and fruit ("haws") are dark purplish red.[1] It is seldom cultivated, but at one time was listed in the nursery trade under the common name "Chocolate Haw".[2] It is closely related to C. rivularis which has fruit that are fully black when ripe.[3][4]


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  1. ^ a b Cockerell, T.D.A. (1907). "The genus Crataegus in Colorado". University of Colorado Studies. 5: 41–45.
  2. ^ Andrews, D.M. 1923. New and noteworthy plants. Rockmont Nursery, Boulder, CO.
  3. ^ Phipps, J.B.; O’Kennon, R.J.; Lance, R.W. (2003). Hawthorns and medlars. Cambridge, U.K.: Royal Horticultural Society. ISBN 0881925918.
  4. ^ Phipps, J.B. (1999). "The relationships of the American black-fruited hawthorns Crataegus erythropoda, C. rivularis, C. saligna and C. brachyacantha to C. ser. Douglasianae (Rosaceae)". SIDA, Contributions to Botany. 18 (3): 647–660. JSTOR 41968885.

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