Crataegus monogyna Jacq.


Genus: Crataegus

Sinònims: Crataegus monogyna Jacq. subsp. brevispina (Kunze) Franco

Catalan common name: Arç blanc. Cirerer de pastor. Espinalb. Espinaler. Garguller.

Spanish common name: Espino albar.

Province distribution: Alacant. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castelló. Girona. Lleida. Tarragona. València.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca. Menorca.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Eurosiberian

Uses and properties: Edible or foodstuffs. Symbolic uses.

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Caducifolious. Macrophanerophyte.

Habitats: Oakforest. Hedges. Non-saline wetlands (intermittent watercourses, streams, artesian wells, ditches). Torrents and Forests.

Characteristics: A thorny bush, with leaves which fall in winter; the leaves are greatly divided. The white flowers are clustered in a false umbel (corymb). The fruits ripen in autumn, when it loses its leaves; they are bright red.