3396.000 Prunus L.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, sometimes spiny (not in ours). Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous. sometimes flowering before the leaves. Petals inserted at the mouth of the calyx tube. Stamens 10-many. Carpel 1, style terminal; ovules 2. Fruit drupaceous, indehiscent, 1(-2)-seeded.

Worldwide: 200 species in temperate zones and on tropical mountains

Zimbabwe: 10 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

africana (Hook. f.) KalkmanDescription, Image
armeniaca L.
cerasoides D. DonDescription, Image
cerasus L.
domestica L.
laurocerasus L.
persica (L.) Bartsch
serotina Ehrh. var. salicifolia (Kunth.) Koene
serrulata Lindl.
× blireana André

Other sources of information about Prunus:

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Flora of Malawi: Prunus
Flora of Mozambique: Prunus
Flora of Zambia: Prunus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Prunus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Prunus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Prunus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Prunus
Wikipedia: Prunus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Prunus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Prunus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Prunus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=660, retrieved 22 March 2023

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