Crataegus

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Translingual[edit]

Crataegus laevigata

Etymology[edit]

New Latin, from Ancient Greek κράταιγος (krátaigos, Crataegus heldreichii), from κράτος (krátos, strength) because of the hard wood. Named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778).[1][2]

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Crataegus f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Rosaceae — the crataeguses or hawthorns, native to cool climates in the Northern Hemisphere.

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  1. ^ Erhardt, Walter & Götz, Erich & Bödeker, Nils & Seybold, Siegmund, Zander. Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen. Dictionary of plant names. Dictionnaire des noms de plantes, Ulmer, 2000.
  2. ^ Hyam, Roger & Pankhurst, Richard, Plants and their Names. A Concise Dictionary, Oxford University Press, US, 1995.