Crataegus austromontana

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Crataegus austromontana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Crataegus
Series: Triflorae
(Beadle) Rehder[1]
Species: C. austromontana
Binomial name
Crataegus austromontana

Crataegus austromontana, with common name Valley Head hawthorn, is a very rare species of hawthorn[1] that is possibly extinct.[2] It grows as a shrub or tree 4–5 metres (13–16 ft) in height.


Crataegus austromontana was found in Alabama and Tennessee. The last time that a herbarium specimen was collected was in 1916.[2]


  1. ^ a b Phipps, J.B.; Lance, R.; Dvorsky, K.A. (2006). Crataegus series Bracteatae and Triflorae (Rosaceae). SIDA, Contributions to Botany. 22(2): 1009– Biodiversity Heritage Library
  2. ^ a b James B. Phipps, "Crataegus austromontana Beadle, Bot. Gaz. 28: 412. 1899", Flora of North America