Crataegus chrysocarpa

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Crataegus chrysocarpa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Crataegus
Series: Rotundifoliae
(Eggl. ex Eggl.) Rehder[1]
Species: C. chrysocarpa
Binomial name
Crataegus chrysocarpa

Crataegus chrysocarpa is a species of hawthorn that is native to much of the continental United States and Canada. Common names fireberry hawthorn and goldenberry hawthorn, as well as the scientific name all refer to the colour of the unripe fruit, although the mature fruit is red[2] and in var. vernonensis is "deep claret-colored … nearly black when over-ripe".[3]

Three varieties C. chrysocarpa var. chrysocarpa, var. piperi, and var. vernonensis are recognized.[3]


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  1. ^ Phipps, J.B.; Robertson, K.R.; Smith, P.G.; Rohrer, J.R. (1990). A checklist of the subfamily Maloideae (Rosaceae). Canadian Journal of Botany. 68(10): 2209–2269.
  2. ^ Phipps, J.B., O’Kennon, R.J., Lance, R.W. (2003). Hawthorns and medlars. Royal Horticultural Society, Cambridge, U.K.
  3. ^ a b Phipps, J.B.; O’Kennon, R.J. (2004). A review of Crataegus series Rotundifoliae (Rosaceae) in western Canada. Sida Contributions to Botany. 21(1): 65–77.

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