Crataegus songarica K. Koch, Verh. Vereins. Beförd. Gartenbaues Königl. Preuss. Staaten 1(2): 287 1853. ;
The native range of the species covers much of Central Asia and Xinjiang. It grows on limestone or granite, at altitudes of 800–2700 m.
The plant is a tree or small shrub with thorns up to 15 mm in length. The white flowers have 18-20 stamens with purple anthers, and occur in groups of 10-20. The fruit is 6– 14 mm in diameter, slightly longer than wide, purplish-black with 1–3 stones (usually 2).
(From Wikipedia on 18.9.15)
Rosaceae Fortnight- Crataegus songarica from Himachal-GSG19/Sept 2015 : 1 post by 1 author.
Crataegus songarica. The Indian hawthorn, photographed in Pangi valley.