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Taxon: Crataegus mexicana DC.

Genus: Crataegus
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Amygdaloideae tribe: Maleae subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 12119
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:629. 1825
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
Name verified on: 04-Oct-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Oct-1999
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.

Common names:

  • Mexican hawthorn   (Source: Pl Book [as C. pubescens]) – English
  • manzanita tejocotera   (Source: TreesS Mex ) – Spanish
  • tejocote   (Source: Sida Bot Misc 15:3.) – Spanish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Guanajuato [s.], Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Veracruz
    Mesoamerica: Guatemala

    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica
    Western South America: Ecuador; Peru


  • Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. 1976–. Flora of Libya. [accepts].
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  • Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). [= C. pubescens f. stipulacea (Loudon) Stapf].
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. [= C. pubescens].
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Phipps, J. B. 1997. Monograph of northern Mexican Crataegus (Rosaceae, subfam. Maloideae). Sida, Bot. Misc. 15:21. [lists as C. mexicana Moç. & Sessé].
  • Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  • Rzedowski, J. & R. McVaugh. 1966. La vegetacion de Nueva Galicia. [accepts].
  • Standley, P. C. 1920. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721. [accepts].
  • Stapf, O. 1914. The Mexican hawthorn (Crataegus pubescens, H.B.K.). Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914:293.


Check other web resources for Crataegus mexicana DC.:

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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