Taxon: Prunus cerasifera Ehrh.

 
Genus: Prunus
  Subgenus: Prunus
    Section: Prunus
Family: Rosaceae
  Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
      Tribe: Amygdaleae
Nomen number: 29860
Place of publication: Gartenkalender 4:192. 1784 (Beitr. Naturk. 4:17. 1789)
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 27-Mar-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Dec-2013
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV)
Accessions: 270 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Human food: fruit (mainly for preserves fide Food Feed Crops US; Invasive Pl Spec; F ChinaEng)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for almond (in complex hybrids involving almond and peach fide Theor Appl Genet 109:828. 2004)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for apricot (fide Pl Breed 124:68. 2005)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for peach (fide Hancock et al. 2008)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for plum (fide Breed Pl Tree Crops 214. 2009)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of myrobalan plum (fide Breed Pl Tree Crops 161-231. 2009)
  • Gene sources: probable progenitor of plum (fide Tree Genet Genomes 6:44. 2010)
  • Gene sources: progenitor of nectarine (a hybrid with Prunus persica fide J Amer Soc Hort Sci 132:677. 2007)
  • Gene sources: progenitor of plumcot (from crosses with Prunus armeniaca fide Breed Tree Crops 184. 2009)
  • Gene sources: research in plant biology (fide Euphytica 166:85. 2009)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of apricot (based on hybrids with Prunus armeniaca fide Acta Hort 290:71-72. 1991)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of Japanese plum (based on records of Prunus cerasifera as a progenitor of complex hybrids with P. salicina fide Acta Hort 622:476. 2003)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of peach (based on complex hybrids with Prunus persica fide J Amer Soc Hort Sci 132:677. 2007)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of plum (based on affinities to hexaploid Prunus domestica fide Tree Genet Genomes 6:43. 2010)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of almond (based on genetic affinities to Prunus dulcis fide Pl Syst Evol 259:62. 2006)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China - Xinjiang
    • Middle Asia: Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Macedonia

  • Naturalized:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • : Europe; United States
    • Middle Europe: Czech Republic; Slovakia
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
  • Northern America

    • : Europe; United States

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

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Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image