Crataegus ambigua

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Crataegus ambigua
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Crataegus
Section: Crataegus sect. Crataegus
Series: Crataegus ser. Crataegus
C. ambigua
Binomial name
Crataegus ambigua

Crataegus ambigua is a species of thorn (hawthorn) native to Western Asia and Eastern Europe, including Armenia, Iran, Russia, and Turkey.[1] It grows as a shrub or tree up to about 12 m in height.[1] The fruit is dark red to purple or black, with one or two stones (pyrenes).[1]

Crataegus ambigua is closely related to Crataegus songarica,[1] a species that has black fruit.


  1. ^ a b c d Christensen, K.I. (1992). Revision of Crataegus sect. Crataegus and nothosect. Crataeguineae (Rosaceae-Maloideae) in the Old World. Systematic Botany Monographs. 35: 1–199.