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Taxon: Prunus domestica L. subsp. italica (Borkh.) Gams ex Hegi

Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Prunus
Section: Prunus
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Amygdaleae
Nomen number: 448303
Place of publication: Ill. Fl. Mitteleur. 4(2):1109. 1923
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Mar-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (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)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: beverage base (as P. domestica subsp. rotunda) fruit (as P. domestica subsp. rotunda) fruit (as P. domestica subsp. rotunda)

Distributional Range:


    • Europe


  1. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage
  2. Groh, B. et al. 1994. Chemotaxonomical investigations of Prunus domestica by isoenzyme markers and phenolic compounds. Sci. Hort. 58:41-55.
  3. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6 1:521. Note: = Prunus domestica subsp. rotunda Werneck
  4. Jacob, H. B. 2007. Ripening time, quality and resistance donors of genotypes of Prunus domestica and their inheritance pattern in practical plum breeding. Acta Hort. 734:77-82. Note: cites as one of the main sources of commercial plum through crosses with other genotypes within the species
  5. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Prunus domestica L. subsp. italica (Borkh.) Gams ex Hegi :

  • 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.

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=448303. Accessed 12 July 2020.