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Peumo Extranjero

Crataegus Monogyna

Description:

Unos frutos curiosos y rojos que aparecieron en el pasto me hicieron buscar la planta originaria y finalmente, la encontré.

Habitat:

Parque recreativo, zona rural a las afueras de la capital.


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4 Comments

I just can´t remember...

Mick G
Mick G 3 years ago

If it is Crataegus monogyna it may also have very sharp thorns ?

Mick, I searched for both species, and I found out that was the second you suggested me, the one that was right. That kind of plant is very common here in Chile, as a native plant of the central zone, where I saw those fruits. And also, I found those in a rural zone, so there could be less posibilities for that plant to have been planted by humans. I will stay with the Hawthorn. Thank you, Mick!

Mick G
Mick G 3 years ago

Based on the fruit, leaves and star shaped calyx on the bottom of the fruit, it is in the apple family. The green leaves first gave me an initial impression of a Selkirk Flowering Crab Apple (Malus 'Selkirk' http://search.kiwinurseries.com/11050006... , however without seeing a better group of leaves, flowers and tree shape, I could not be certain. Possibly a Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) as well. There are thousands of cultivars of each type of tree that this could be. Maybe a few more shots if possible. Can ID with certainty then.

San José de Maipo, XIII Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile

Lat: -33.58, Long: -70.42

Spotted on Feb 27, 2014
Submitted on Feb 27, 2014

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