Crataegus songarica K. Koch, Verh. Vereins. Beförd. Gartenbaues Königl. Preuss. Staaten 1(2): 287 1853. ;
Iran to Xinjiang and W. Himalaya: Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Pakistan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Xinjiang as per POWO;
Common name: Asian Hawthorn • Hindi: Ban sengli, Ban sanjli, Pangyar

Crataegus songarica is an Asian species of hawthorn with black fruit that is sometimes used medicinally. It is closely related to Crataegus ambigua,[1] a species that has red fruit.
The native range of the species covers much of Central Asia and Xinjiang.[1] It grows on limestone or granite, at altitudes of 800–2700 m.[1]
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).[1]
(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. 


Crataegus songarica K.Koch: 4 very high res. images.
Crataegus songarica K.Koch
NBPGR, Phagli, Shimla

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