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: 3 taxa.

Prunus cerasoides

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana (Hook. f.) KalkmanN,C,EDescription, Image
cerasoides D. DonC,EDescription, Image
serotina Ehrh. var. salicifolia (Kunth.) KoeneE

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: cultivated 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: Genus page: Prunus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=660, retrieved 28 May 2024

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