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Brief Description: Deciduous shrub or tree with strong thorns and height up to 10 metres. The leaves are pinnately lobed with cuneate base, serrate margins, green on the upper surface, greyish-green underneath. Pentamerous flowers in corymbs. White corolla. The fruit is drupe-like, spherical to cylindrical, red. It bears flowers from April until June. 
Bibliography: Αραμπατζής Θ. 1998. Θάμνοι και δέντρα στην Ελλάδα, Ι. Οικολογική Κίνηση Δράμας, Δράμα. Μηλιαράκης Σ. 1910. Τα δημώδη ονόματα των φυτών προσδιοριζόμενα επιστημονικώς υπό Θ. Χέλδράιχ. Αθήναι. 
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