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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
Link to protologue:
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 05-May-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 13 (7 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • Mexican plum  (Source: Trees US) - English

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Indiana (s.)]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois (s.), Iowa (s.), Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Coahuila de Zaragoza, Nuevo León]


References:

  1. 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 mexicana that was resolved in a clade made of other members of its section
  2. 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.
  3. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas
  4. Hartmann, W. & M. Neumüller. 2009. Plum breeding. Breeding plantation tree crops: temperate species 161-231. Note: cites Prunus americana, a member of the same "Americana clade" of Shaw & Small (see Amer J Bot 92:2016. 2005)
  5. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  6. Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541
  7. Okie, W. R. & J. F. Hancock. 2008. Chapter 11. Plums. Temperate fruit crop breeding: germplasm to genomics 337-357.
  8. Okie, W. R. 2001. Plum crazy: Rediscovering our lost Prunus resources. HortScience 36:209-213. Note: it mentioned the use of Prunus mexicana as a rootstock for peach, and its limited use for plum breeding
  9. Ramming, D. W. & V. Cociu. 1991. Plums (Prunus). Acta Hort. 290:235-290. Note: cites among American plums
  10. Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  11. Rieger, M. 2001. Salt stress resistance of peach and four North American Prunus species. Acta Hort. 557:181-192.
  12. Rohrer, J. R. et al. 2004. Microsatellite analysis of relationships among North American plums (Prunus sect. Prunocerasus, Rosaceae). Pl. Syst. Evol. 244:69-75. Note: this study found that samples of Prunus mexicana were mixed in different branches with samples of P. americana, additionally a putative hybrid of these species did not share any marker with them
  13. Rohrer, J. R. 2011. Prunus (Rosaceae). Flora of North America. 9: in press.
  14. 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.
  15. Shi, S. et al. 2013. Phylogeny and classification of Prunus sensu lato (Rosaceae). J. Integr. Pl. Biol. 55:1069-1079.
  16. Standley, P. C. 1920. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721.
  17. Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri.
  18. Wofford, B. E. Database of Tennessee vascular plants (on-line resource). URL: https://herbarium.utk.edu/vascular/vascular-database.php?CategoryID=Dicots&FamilyID=Rosaceae&GenusID=Prunus&SpeciesID=mexicana target='_blank'
  19. 2018. Oklahoma vascular plant database

Check other web resources for Prunus mexicana S. Watson :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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:

  • Fruit: 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?id=30041. Accessed 15 July 2019.