Prunus avium (L.) L.
  • Flora svecica
  • Crann silíní fiáin

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General Information

Trees, not suckering, 60–200 dm, not thorny. Twigs with terminal end buds, glabrous. Leaves deciduous; petiole (14–)20–40 mm, nearly glabrous or sparsely hairy adaxially, glandular distally or on margins at bases of blades, glands 1–3, ?discoid?; blade oblong, elliptic-obovate, or obovate, (4–)7–14 × (2.5–)4–8.5 cm, base obtuse to rounded, margins doubly crenate-serrate, teeth blunt, glandular, apex abruptly short-acuminate, abaxial surface moderately hairy (especially midribs and veins), adaxial glabrous. Inflorescences 1–3-flowered, umbellate fascicles. Pedicels (14–)25–52 mm, glabrous. Flowers blooming at leaf emergence; hypanthium tubular-urceolate, 5–7 mm, glabrous externally; sepals reflexed, oblong, 4–6 mm, margins entire or sparsely and irregularly toothed, surfaces glabrous; petals white, obovate to suborbiculate, 12–15 mm; ovaries glabrous. Drupes dark red to purplish black, globose, 13–30 mm, glabrous; mesocarps fleshy; stones subglobose, not flattened. 2n = 16.

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    "Cylindric or pyramidal tree to 20 m; lvs ovate-oblong to obovate, 8–15 cm, short-acuminate, persistently long-hairy beneath, chiefly along the main veins, coarsely and often doubly serrate, the teeth salient or ascending, blunt or retuse, bearing the gland at the summit; pedicels 2–5 cm; sep glabrous; pet 9–15 mm, glabrous; fr globose, 1.5–2.5 cm; stone subglobose; 2n=16. Native of Eurasia, often escaped from cult. in our range, even appearing like a native."

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    Bis 25 m hoher Baum mit geradem, bis zum Wipfel reichendem Stamm. Die Rinde löst sich in bandförmigen Lappen quer zur Stammachse ab. Blätter breit-lanzettlich, 6–15 cm lang, ungleich gezähnt. Blattstiel vorn mit 1–2 Drüsen. Blüten vor den Blättern entw

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    4–5. Wälder, Waldränder, auch vielfach kultiviert, kollin(-montan). CH.

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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

    Nationally Preferred Names

    Crann silíní fiáinIrishIE
    Wild cherryEnglishIE

    Other Local Names

    Crann siriseIrishIE
    Seilín fhiadhainIrishIE
    Sweet cherry, cerisier des oiseaux
    Cerisier sauvageFrenchCH


     Information From

    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Flora of North America Association
    Irish Vernacular Names
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    Global Tree Search
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
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    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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