Prunus cerasus L.
  • Species plantarum, edition 1

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"Tree to 10 m, usually with broadly rounded crown; lvs ovate-elliptic to obovate, 5–9 cm, acute, soon glabrous beneath, serrate or doubly serrate, the teeth usually wider than high, rounded, with a gland near the sinus; fls several in a sessile umbel, on pedicels 2–3 cm; sep glabrous; pet 10–15 mm; fr globose, 1.5–2 cm, bright red, tart; stone subglobose; 2n=32. A cultigen thought to be derived by hybridization of P. avium with P. fruticosa; occasionally escaped from cult. in our range."

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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 Species plantarum, edition 1

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