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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Common names: Himalayan flowering cherry (English)
Status: Introduced
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).
Derivation of specific name:
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.
Endemic status:
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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., retrieved 26 October 2016

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