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Taxon: Prunus persica (L.) Batsch

 
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Amygdalus
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Amygdaleae
Nomen number: 30065
Place of publication: Beytr. Entw. Gewachsreich 30. 1801
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-May-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1359 (595 active, 369 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (only cult.)

    Other (probable origin n. China)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. 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. Note: this study included Prunus persica; it found a non-monophyletic subgenus Amygdalus, but this species and P. dulcis were recovered in a monophyletic peaches and almond group
  3. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  4. Cao, K. et al. 2014. Comparative population genomics reveals the domestication history of the peach, Prunus persica, and human influences on perennial fruit crops. Genome Biol. 15:415. DOI: 10.1186/s13059-014-0415-1
  5. Chin, S.-W. et al. 2014. Diversification of almonds, peaches, plums and cherries - Molecular systematics and biogeographic history of Prunus (Rosaceae). Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 76:34-38.
  6. Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson. 1998. Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning Note: poisonous
  7. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. Note: = Persica vulgaris Mill.
  8. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  9. Esmenjaud, D. & E. Dirlewanger. 2007. Plum. Genome mapping and molecular breeding in plants (7 vols.) Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. 4:119-135. Note: this review cited Prunus persica as a source of pest resistance though graft stock for plum
  10. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Prunus+persica&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  11. Fu, Y. C. et al. 1977-. Flora intramongolica.
  12. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  13. Hackett, C. & J. Carolane. 1982. Edible Horticultural Crops Academic Press.
  14. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  15. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. Note: poisonous
  16. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  17. Martínez-Gómez, P. et al. 2003. Relationships among peach, almond, and related species as detected by simple sequence repeat markers. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 128:667-671. Note: this study included Prunus persica as a species used in almond breeding
  18. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  19. Meikle, R. D. 1977-1985. Flora of Cyprus.
  20. Mowrey, B. D. & D. J. Werner. 1990. Phylogenetic relationships among species of Prunus as inferred by isozyme markers. Theor. Appl. Genet. 80:129-133. Note: this study examined Prunus persica that grouped with other examined members of subgenus Amygdalus
  21. Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:120.
  22. Natural Products Research Institute, Seoul National University. 1998. Medicinal plants in the Republic of Korea. WHO Regional Publications Western Pacific Series No. 21. URL: http://www.wpro.who.int/internet/files/pub/97/235.pdf target='_blank'
  23. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  24. Okie, W. R. & M. Rieger. 2003. Inheritance of venation pattern in Prunus ferganensis × persica hybrids. Acta Hort. 622:261-264.
  25. Ortega-Sada, J. L. 1987. Flora de interes apicola y polinizacion de cultivos.
  26. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  27. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  28. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica. Note: = Persica vulgaris Mill.
  29. Rohrer, J. R. 2011. Prunus (Rosaceae). Flora of North America. 9: in press.
  30. Rubio-Cabetas, M. J. et al. 1996. Fertilisation assessment and postzygotic development in several intra- and interspecific Prunus hybrids. Euphytica 90:325-330. Note: this study examined hybrids between Prunus dulcis (as amygdalus) × P. persica
  31. Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri.
  32. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  33. Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 2:62.
  34. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: = Amygdalus persica L.
  35. Zeinalabedini, M. et al. 2010. The origin and dissemination of the cultivated almond as determined by nuclear and chloroplast SSR marker analysis. Sci. Hort. 125:593-601. Note: mentions
  36. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Prunus persica (L.) Batsch :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.

Images:

  • Stone: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?30065. Accessed 21 August 2019.