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

SpeciesContent
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:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Prunus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Prunus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Prunus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Prunus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Prunus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Prunus
JSTOR Plant Science: Prunus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Prunus
Plants of the World Online: Prunus
Tropicos: Prunus
Wikipedia: Prunus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Prunus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=660, retrieved 21 May 2024

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