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)
Link to protologue:
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Typification:
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: 65 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • 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 European 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 European plum (based on affinities to hexaploid Prunus domestica fide Tree Genet Genomes 6:43. 2010)
  • 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: tertiary genetic relative of almond (based on genetic affinities to Prunus dulcis fide Pl Syst Evol 259:62. 2006)
  • Weed: ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation, [Dagestan] Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan
    • CHINA: China [Xinjiang]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Pakistan

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Czech Republic, Slovakia
    • Europe

    Northern America
    • United States


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Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=29860. Accessed 22 April 2018.