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Taxon: Prunus fenzliana Fritsch

Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Amygdalus
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Amygdaleae
Nomen number: 29896
Place of publication: Sitzungsber. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss., Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Cl., Abt. 1, 101:632, t. 2. 1892
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40145232
Name Verified on: 15-Apr-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 40 (18 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Distributional Range:


    • WESTERN ASIA: Iran (n.w.), Turkey (n.e.)
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan


  1. Arús, P. et al. 2009. Chapter 9. Genomics of Almond. Genetics and genomics of Rosaceae 187-219. Note: this review mentions the evidence suggesting that Prunus fenzliana is a probable ancestor with other sympatrical species of almond
  2. Browicz, K. & D. Zohary. 1996. The genus Amygdalus L. (Rosaceae): species relationships, distribution and evolution under domestication. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 43:237. Note: = Amygdalus fenzliana (Fritsch) Lipsky
  3. Czerepanov, S. K. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR) Cambridge University Press. Note: as Amygdalus fenzliana
  4. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. Note: = Amygdalus fenzliana (Fritsch) Lipsky
  5. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage
  7. Gradziel, T. M. & P. Martínez-Gómez. 2013. Chapter 4. Almond breeding. Pl. Breed. Rev. 37:207-255.
  8. Gradziel, T. M. 2009. Almond (Prunus dulcis) breeding. Breeding plantation tree crops: temperate species 1-31. Note: considers Prunus fenzliana a probable ancestor of the cultivated almond and also through hybridization events with other species
  9. Grasselly, C. 1976. Les espèces sauvages de l'amandier cultivé. Options Médit. 32:28-43. Note: as Amygdalus fenzliana
  10. Kester, D. E. et al. 1991. Almonds (Prunus). Acta Hort. 290:701-760.
  11. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR. Note: = Amygdalus fenzliana (Fritsch) Lipsky
  12. Martínez-Gómez, P. et al. 2007. Chapter 11. Almond. Genome mapping and molecular breeding in plants (7 vols.) Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. 229-242. Note: mentions the probable contribution of Prunus fenzliana and other central Asian species to the origin of almond
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  14. Rahemi, A. et al. 2012. Genetic diversity of some wild almonds and related Prunus species revealed by SSR and EST-SSR molecular markers. Pl. Syst. Evol. 298:173-192.
  15. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica. Note: = Amygdalus fenzliana (Fritsch) Lipsky
  16. Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  17. Yazbek, M. & S.-H. Oh. 2013. Peaches and almonds: phylogeny of Prunus subg. Amygdalus (Rosaceae) based on DNA sequences and morphology. Pl. Syst. Evol. 299:1403-1418.
  18. 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.

Check other web resources for Prunus fenzliana Fritsch :

  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=29896. Accessed 22 October 2019.