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Taxon: Prunus pendula Siebold ex Maxim.

Synonym of Prunus itosakura Siebold

Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Cerasus
Section: Cerasus
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Amygdaleae
Nomen number: 30062
Place of publication: Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg 29:98; Mélanges Biol. Bull. Phys.-Math. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg 11:690. 1883 (Diagn. pl. nov. asiat.) (non K. Koch 1876)
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/35907976
  • • an illegitimate later homonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 53) that is unavailable for use
  • • valid publication of Prunus pendula (Liegel) K. Koch verified from original literature
  • • previously treated as P. subhirtella 'Pendula'
Name Verified on: 08-May-2018 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Flower Association of Japan. 1982. Handbook of Japanese Flowering Cherries.
  2. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  3. Katsuki, T. & H. Iketani. 2016. Nomenclature of Tokyo cherry (Cerasus ×yedoensis 'Somei-yoshino', Rosaceae) and allied interspecific hybrids based on recent advances in population genetics. Taxon 65:1415-1419.
  4. Kitamura, S. 1971. Short reports of Japanese dicotyledons. Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 25:2. Note: = Prunus spachiana (Lavallée ex Ed. Otto) Kitam.
  5. Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976)
  6. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: "listed name of no botanical standing"
  7. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  8. Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. Note: = Prunus subhirtella var. pendula (Maxim.) Tanaka

Check other web resources for Prunus pendula Siebold ex Maxim. :

  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?30062. Accessed 25 May 2020.