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Taxon: Prunus scoparia (Spach) C. K. Schneid.

Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Amygdalus
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Amygdaleae
Nomen number: 30094
Place of publication: Ill. Handb. Laubholzk. 1:590. 1906
Link to protologue:
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 16-May-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 9 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Distributional Range:


    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan (n.w.), Iran [Kermān, Khorasan, Tehrān]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Turkmenistan (s.)


  1. Browicz, K. & D. Zohary. 1996. The genus Amygdalus L. (Rosaceae): species relationships, distribution and evolution under domestication. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 43:243. Note: = Amygdalus scoparia Spach
  2. Gradziel, T. M. 2009. Almond (Prunus dulcis) breeding. Breeding plantation tree crops: temperate species 1-31. Note: cites
  3. Grasselly, C. 1976. Les espèces sauvages de l'amandier cultivé. Options Médit. 32:28-43. Note: = Amygdalus scoparia Spach
  4. Kazem, Y. et al. 2010. Karyotypic studies in Iranian wild almond species. Caryologia 63:117-123. Note: this study reported Prunus scoparia as a diploid species with a karyotypic formula of 6m+msat+sm
  5. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR. Note: = Amygdalus scoparia Spach
  6. Martínez-Gómez, P. et al. 2003. New approaches to Prunus tree crop breeding. J. Food Agric. Environm. 1:52-63. Note: this review cited Prunus scoparia as source of germplasm for P. dulcis
  7. 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 scoparia that was resolved closer to P. glandulosa of subgenus Cerasus
  8. Rahemi, A. et al. 2010. Genetic variation of S-alleles in wild almonds and their related Prunus species. Austral. J. Crop Sci. 4:648-659. Note: this study evaluated five samples of Prunus scoparia
  9. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica. Note: = Amygdalus scoparia Spach
  10. Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  11. Sorkheh, K. et al. 2009. Phenotypic diversity within native Iranian almond (Prunus spp.) species and their breeding potential. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 56:947-961. Note: mentioned the potential use of this species as a graft stock
  12. 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. Note: = Prunus arabica var. scoparia
  13. 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: this study examined five accessions of Prunus scoparia, it detected hybrids with P. lycioides and P. dulcis

Check other web resources for Prunus scoparia (Spach) C. K. Schneid. :

  • 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?id=30094. Accessed 12 July 2020.