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

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Prunus africana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman[LR-nt]N,W,CNw,Cb,N,Mc,LkDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Prunus:

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

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Prunus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=660, retrieved 28 September 2022

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