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Crataegus azarolus L.

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Edibility and usage

Edibility
Delicious
Edible part
  • Fruits
Preparation
  • Jam
  • Vinegar
Blooming period
March to April
Foraging period
August
Seed collection period
August to October
Potential medicinal uses
  • Amphoteric
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-lithic
  • Astringent
  • Carminative
  • Emmenagogue
  • Hypotensive
  • Tonic

Description

Perenniality
Perennial
Petal colour
  • White
Leaf type
  • Dissected
Life form
  • Phanerophyte shrub
  • Tree

Scientifc data

Genus
Crataegus
Family
Rosaceae
Wikidata item
Q793606
GBIF Item
Crataegus azarolus L. (3013739)
Conservation status (IUCN)
Least concern

References

  1. Sattout E., Zahreddine H. (2013). Native Trees of Lebanon and Neighboring Countries: A Guidebook for Professionals and Amateurs. Beirut: Notre Dame University - Louaize Press.
  2. Machaka Houri, N., Houri, A.(2014). Wild Flowers of Lebanon with Special Focus on Key Biodiversity Areas.Beirut:Chemaly & Chemaly.(English and Arabic)
  3. Houri, A., Machaka Houri, N. (2001). photographic guide to wild flowers of Lebanon. Beirut: Chemaly & Chemaly.(English and Arabic)
  4. Imseeh Tesdell, O., Othman, A., Othman, Y., Dowani, Y., Shqeirat, R., Bamieh, Y., Tesdell, E., Khouri, S.(2018).Palestinian Wild food plants.Ramallah(English and Arabic)
  5. Temple, Augusta A. Flowers & Trees of Palestine. Society for promoting Christian knowledge, 1929.
  6. Crowfoot, Grace Mary Hood. From Cedar to Hyssop; a Study in the Folklore of Plants in Palestine. London, Sheldon Press; New York and Toronto, The Macmillan Co., 1932.
  7. Fernley-Pearson, Thomas. Agroforestry for Palestine. Bustan Qaraaqa Publications, 2010.
  8. Zohary, Michael. “A Vegetation Map of Western Palestine.” The Journal of Ecology, 1947, 1–19.
  9. Zohary, Michael. Flora Palaestina. Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1972.

Citation

Crataegus azarolus L. in Barari platform (2024). Barari Flora Taxonomy. https://barari.org/species/505 accessed via barari.org on 6/23/2024.

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