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This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Asia-Tropical, Africa, South America, North America and Asia-Temperate.

[FZ]

Rosaceae, E. J. Mendes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs, sometimes spiny.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, deciduous or persistent, simple, entire or incised; stipules small, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually bisexual, solitary or fasciculate-corymbose or in racemes, sometimes precocious.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth usually biseriate and 5-merous, sometimes irregularly so.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube obconic, campanulate, cyathiform or tubular; calyx-lobes imbricate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals inserted at the mouth of the calyx-tube, or absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10–∞, inserted with the petals; filaments filiform, free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpel 1, style terminal, stigma peltate, capitate or truncate; ovules 2, collateral.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit drupaceous, fleshy or dry, indehiscent, 1- or rarely 2-seeded.

[FTEA]

Rosaceae, R. A. Graham. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Hermaphrodite or occasionally polygamous trees or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, entire or serrate, petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx cup-like, with 5 lobes later deciduous leaving a narrow circular rim
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals (0–)5(–12), small, inserted in the mouth of the calyx-tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens (10–)21–33(–35), perigynous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary superior, sessile, narrowed above; ovules 2, paired; style terminal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit drupaceous, 1–2-seeded; pericarp dry.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Buryatiya, California, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Colorado, Comoros, Connecticut, Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Solomon Is., South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alaska, Argentina South, Cape Verde, Falkland Is., Mauritius, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion, South Australia, St.Helena, Tasmania, Victoria

Prunus L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Turrill, W.B. 16077.000
Schilling, A.D., Nepal 37398.000
Lamb, A. [MTED 512], Malaysia 61216.000

First published in Sp. Pl.: 473 (1753)

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 213 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 473 (1753)

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