Taxon: Prunus mexicana S. Watson

 
Genus: Prunus
  Subgenus: Prunus
    Section: Prunocerasus
Family: Rosaceae
  Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
      Tribe: Amygdaleae
Nomen number: 30041
Place of publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17:353. 1882
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 05-May-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-May-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV)
Accessions: 11 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Mexican plum  (Source: Trees US) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: potential as graft stock for peach (fide HortScience 36:212. 2001)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of Japanese plum (based on its affinities to Prunus americana used in plum breeding fide Breed Pl Tree Crops 168,175. 2009)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of myrobalan plum (based on affinities to diploid Prunus cerasifera fide J Integr Pl Biol 55:1074, 1075. 2013)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of apricot (based on affinities to Prunus armeniaca fide J Integr Pl Biol 55:1073, 1074. 2013)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of plum (based on affinities to hexaploid Prunus domestica fide J Integr Pl Biol 55:1074, 1075. 2013)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Missouri, - Oklahoma
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Coahuila, - Nuevo Leon
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Mississippi, - Tennessee

References:

  • Bortiri, E. et al. 2001. Phylogeny and systematics of Prunus (Rosaceae) as determined by sequence analysis of ITS and the chloroplast trnL-trnF spacer DNA Syst. Bot. 26:797-807.
  • Chin, S.-W. et al. 2014. Diversification of almonds, peaches, plums and cherries - Molecular systematics and biogeographic history of Prunus (Rosaceae) Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 76:34-48.
  • Chin, S.-W. et al. 2014. Diversification of almonds, peaches, plums and cherries - Molecular systematics and biogeographic history of Prunus (Rosaceae) Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 76:34-48.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Hartmann, W. & M. Neumüller 2009. Plum breeding (Breed Pl Tree Crops) 161-231.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Okie, W. R. 2001. Plum crazy: Rediscovering our lost Prunus resources (HortScience) 36:209-213.
  • Okie, W. R. & J. F. Hancock 2008. Chapter 11. Plums (Temp Fruit Cr Breed) 337-357.
  • Ramming, D. W. & V. Cociu 1991. Plums (Prunus) Acta Hort. 290:235-290.
  • Rehder, A. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. 1949 (Rehder)
  • Rieger, M. 2001. Salt stress resistance of peach and four North American Prunus species Acta Hort. 557:181-192.
  • Rohrer, J. R. 2011. Prunus (Rosaceae) (F NAmer) 9: in press.
  • Rohrer, J. R. et al. 2004. Microsatellite analysis of relationships among North American plums (Prunus sect. Prunocerasus, Rosaceae) Pl. Syst. Evol. 244:69-75.
  • Shaw, J. & R. L. Small 2005. Chloroplast DNA phylogeny and phylogeography of the North American plums (Prunus subgenus Prunus section Prunocerasus, Rosaceae) Amer. J. Bot. 92:2011-2030.
  • Shaw, J. & R. L. Small 2005. Chloroplast DNA phylogeny and phylogeography of the North American plums (Prunus subgenus Prunus section Prunocerasus, Rosaceae) Amer. J. Bot. 92:2011-2030.
  • Shi, S. et al. 2013. Phylogeny and classification of Prunus sensu lato (Rosaceae) J. Integr. Pl. Biol. 55:1069-1079.
  • Shi, S. et al. 2013. Phylogeny and classification of Prunus sensu lato (Rosaceae) J. Integr. Pl. Biol. 55:1069-1079.
  • Standley, P. C. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721. 1920 (TreesS Mex)
  • Steyermark, J. A. Flora of Missouri. 1977 (F Missouri)

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Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image