Prunus cerasoides D. Don

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Prunus cerasoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Prunus cerasoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Prunus cerasoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Prunus cerasoides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Argyll Drive, Harare

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Synonyms:
Common names: Himalayan flowering cherry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Deciduous tree. Flowers pink, flowering in autumn. When not in flower, it is easily recognized by its glossy, ringed bark (image1) and the long, dentate stipules (image 2).
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Habitat: Most often in riverine vegetation, sometimes in open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:May
Worldwide distribution: Native to Central Asia. Originally introduced as a garden ornamental for its attractive blossom but now an aggressive invader in many parts of southern Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Prunus cerasoides

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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Prunus cerasoides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Prunus cerasoides
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Prunus cerasoides
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Prunus cerasoides
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Prunus cerasoides
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Prunus cerasoides
Ispot Southern Africa : Prunus cerasoides
JSTOR Plant Science: Prunus cerasoides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Prunus cerasoides
Tropicos: Prunus cerasoides
West African Plants database: Prunus cerasoides


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Prunus cerasoides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125480, retrieved 29 May 2016

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