Crataegus pentagyna

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Crataegus pentagyna
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Crataegus
Series: Pentagynae
(C.K.Schneid.) Russanov[1]
Species: C. pentagyna
Binomial name
Crataegus pentagyna
Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd.

C. colchica Grossh.
C. davisii Browicz
C. elbursensis Rech.f.
C. klokovii Ivaschin
C. melanocarpa M.Bieb.
C. oliveriana Bosc ex DC.
C. platyphylla Lindl. ex Hohen.
C. pseudomelanocarpa Pojark.

Crataegus pentagyna, also called small-flowered black hawthorn,[2] is a species of hawthorn native to southeastern Europe. Two subspecies are recognized,[1] C. p. subsp. pentagyna and C. p. subsp. pseudomelanocarpa. The fruit are usually black, but are sometimes a handsome purple.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Christensen, K.I. (1992). Revision of Crataegus sect. Crataegus and nothosect. Crataeguineae (Rosaceae-Maloideae) in the Old World. Systematic Botany Monographs. 35: 1–199.
  2. ^ a b Phipps, J.B.; O’Kennon, R.J.; Lance, R.W. 2003. Hawthorns and medlars. Royal Horticultural Society, Cambridge, U.K.

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