Crataegus coccinea var. pringlei

(Sargent) J. A. Macklin & J. B. Phipps

J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 1: 1005. 2007.

Common names: Pringle hawthorn aubépine de Pringle
Basionym: Crataegus pringlei Sargent Rhodora 3: 21. 1901
Synonyms: C. exclusa Sargent C. gloriosa Sargent C. pringlei var. exclusa (Sargent) Eggleston
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 559. Mentioned on page 560, 561.

Leaf blades broadly elliptic to elliptic-ovate, 4–7 cm (length/width = 1.2), conspicuously concavo-convex, base rounded to broadly cuneate, lobe sinuses often shallow. Stamens 8–10. Pomes usually oblong. 2n = 51, 68.

Phenology: Flowering May; fruiting Sep–Oct.
Habitat: Brush, woodland margins, fencerows, overgrown pastures
Elevation: 10–300 m


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Ont., Que., Conn., Ill., Ind., Mass., Mich., Minn., N.H., N.Y., Ohio, Pa., R.I., Vt., Wis.


Variety pringlei is found throughout much of the range of the species, just reaching Quebec, but is absent in Virginia and North Carolina. Extreme forms are very distinct in appearance with their strikingly convex, broadly elliptic, usually shallowly incised leaves and often oblong fruit. Intermediates with var. coccinea are common.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

James B. Phipps +
(Sargent) J. A. Macklin & J. B. Phipps +
Crataegus pringlei +
Pringle hawthorn +  and aubépine de Pringle +
Ont. +, Que. +, Conn. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, N.H. +, N.Y. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, R.I. +, Vt. +  and Wis. +
10–300 m +
Brush, woodland margins, fencerows, overgrown pastures +
Flowering May +  and fruiting Sep–Oct. +
J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas +
C. exclusa +, C. gloriosa +  and C. pringlei var. exclusa +
Crataegus coccinea var. pringlei +
Crataegus coccinea +
variety +