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Taxon: Crataegus laevigata (Poir.) DC.

Genus: Crataegus
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Amygdaloideae tribe: Maleae subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 313800
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:630. 1825
Comment: = Crataegus oxyacantha auct. (non C. oxyacantha L., nom. rej., a rejected name (nomen utique rejiciendum) under Melbourne ICN Art. 56 & App. V that is unavailable for use)
Name verified on: 04-Oct-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).


Common names:

  • English hawthorn   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • midland hawthorn   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • whitethorn   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • woodland hawthorn   (Source: Can J Bot 76:1871.) – English
  • rundhagtorn   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Northern Europe: Denmark; Ireland; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Latvia [w.]; Lithuania [w.]; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Croatia; Italy; Romania [w.]; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France

    Northern Europe: Norway [w.]

    Northern Africa: Libya [also cult.]




Check other web resources for Crataegus laevigata (Poir.) DC.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Crataegus laevigata cultivars
  • 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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