|| Scientific name: Crataegus tristis Beadle
Common name: Minute Hawthorn, Hobo's Hawthorn
Family: Rosacae; Rose
Blooming records: April 1901., April 24, 2005., April 06, 2007., April 08, 2009.
Fruiting period: the last of August
Habitat: VERY RARE! ENDEMIC! Woods on sandy hills in Rome, Georgia
Comments: In 1899 this species was discovered in Rome, Georgia by
Charles L. Boynton (1864-1943), and Chauncey D. Beadle
(1866-1950) , the botanists from the Biltmore Herbarium in North Carolina.
Type locality: on the hills about Rome, Floyd County, Northwest Georgia
Herbarium specimens: NCU , Chapel Hill, NC and US,
Locality: Etowah River Hill, South Rome, Floyd County, Georgia
Date: April 01, 2008, April 09, 2003: August 30, 2007;
In April 2005 the hawthorns' enthusiasts searched for Crataegus tristis Beadle,
Minute Hawthorn, an endemic species in Floyd County for three days and rediscovered it in
South Rome on April 24, 2005. The last time it was collected was in 1902 in South Rome and it
was found in that area in 2005 after more than one hundred years. Zvezdana Ukropina-Crawford initiated the search.
Key and Description: - Chauncey D. Beadle," Notes on the Botany of the Southeastern States..." 1902a
1. Beadle, Chauncey D. " Notes on the Botany of the Southeastern States,II.
" Biltmore Botanical Studies, A Journal of Botany, Embracing
Papers by The Director and Associates of the Biltmore Herbarium 1.
(1902a.) : 79; 84-85
2. Brown, Harry B. "The Genus Crataegus, with Some Theories Concerning the Origin of Its Species" Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club , Vol. 37, No. 5 (May, 1910), 251-260.
3. Lipps, Emma, Lewis., and H. R. De Selm. " The Vascular Flora of the Marshall
Forest, Rome, Georgia." Castanea 34 (1969) : 414-432.
4. Images by Zvezdana Ukropina-Crawford
5. USDA, NRCS. 2015. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 3 May 2015). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
Last updated on January 27, 2017.
HAWTHORNS: FLOYD COUNTY, GEORGIA
HAWTHORNS: CLARKE COUNTY, GEORGIA
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