Crataegus azarolus, Azarole Hawthorn, mosphilla,
Mediterranean medlar, עוזרר אדום ,زعرور
|| ||Crataegus azarolus L.|
|| || Azarole Hawthorn, mosphilla, Mediterranean medlar|
|| || עוזרר אדום|
|| ||زعرور, Za'rur|
|| ||Rosaceae, ורדיים|
|| ||Up to 6 m tall, trunk is scabrous, branches rather upright-growing, dense and thorny |
|| ||Alternate, dissected once, dentate or serrate|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Pome, a fleshy fruit with a thin skin, not formed from the ovary but from another part of the plant (Accessory Fruits); seeds are contained in chambers in the centre of the fruit|
|| || April, May|
|| ||Mediterranean maquis and forest|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands|
|| || Mediterranean|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Crataegus, Greek kratus, kratys "strong, mighty," kartos "strength" and akakia,akis "tip, thorn, a sharp point" or aigos "a goat," Latin crataegum for the kernel of the fruit of the box-tree (Plinius).
azarolus, from Arabic Za'rur, the name of the fruit.
See the list of Medicinal herbs in Israel, the parts used and their medical uses to treat various diseases.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.