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|Family: Rosaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Prunus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Prunus cerasifera Ehrh.
Habit: Tree 4--8 m, not thorny. Leaf: deciduous; petiole 5--20 mm; blade 30--70 mm, elliptic to (ob)ovate, crenate-serrate, base obtuse, tip acute to obtuse. Inflorescence: (umbel-like clusters) or not; flowers 1(2); pedicels (4)10--18 mm. Flower: sepals glabrous, gland-toothed to nearly entire; petals 7--14 mm, white. Fruit: 15--30 mm, glabrous, yellow to red; pulp fleshy. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Roadsides, streambanks, chaparral as waif; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCoR, n SNF, CCo, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: native to southeastern Europe. Flowering Time: Feb--Mar Note: Variants with red-pink flowers, dark red to +- purple leaves, fruit, commonly cultivated.
eFlora Treatment Author: Joseph R. Rohrer
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Prunus andersonii
Next taxon: Prunus dulcis
Citation for this treatment: Joseph R. Rohrer 2016. Prunus cerasifera, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=39972, accessed on May 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 31, 2016.