Prunus padus L.
  • Species plantarum, edition 1
  • Alaussa

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Prunus padus L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 24 Sep 2021'

General Information

"Tall shrub or small tree to 15 m; bark foetid; lvs oblong- obovate, 5–10 cm, short-acuminate, finely and sharply toothed, racemes loose and often drooping, 8–15 cm; pedicels 10–15 mm; hypanthium pubescent within; sep ovate-oblong, 2 mm, deeply erose; pet white, elliptic, 6–10 mm; fr inedible, nearly black, 6–8 mm; stone sculptured; 2n=32. Native of Europe, now rarely cult. and occasionally established in woods, thickets, and roadsides."

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    Bis 10 m hoher Strauch oder Baum. Blätter breit-lanzettlich, 5–10 cm lang, fein und gleichmässig gezähnt, ± matt, am Grund herzförmig oder abgerundet, Seitennerven oberseits vertieft. Blüten gleichzeitig mit den Blättern entwickelt, 1–1,5 cm im Durchmesse

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    Other Local Names

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    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Flora Helvetica, Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz. K. Lauber, G. Wagner, A. Gygax, Haupt Verlag, 2018. ISBN-978-3-258-08047-5
    • 3 Species plantarum, edition 1

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    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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