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|Family: Rosaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Prunus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Prunus virginiana L. var. demissa (Nutt.) Torr.
Habit: Shrub, small tree < 6(10) m, often in thickets, not thorny. Leaf: deciduous; petiole 10--25 mm; blade 30--100 mm, elliptic to oblanceolate, finely serrate, base obtuse to subcordate, tip acuminate to obtuse. Inflorescence: raceme; flowers 18--many; pedicels 5--8(16) mm. Flower: sepals glabrous, gland-toothed; petals 4--7 mm, white. Fruit: 6--14 mm, glabrous, red to black; pulp fleshy. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Rocky slopes, canyons, scrubland, oak/pine woodland, conifer forest; Elevation: < 3000 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP (exc coast, GV), GB; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Montana, Texas, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: May--Jun Note: Prunus virginiana var. virginiana of eastern North America sometimes cultivated.
eFlora Treatment Author: Joseph R. Rohrer
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Prunus subcordata
Next taxon: Purshia
Citation for this treatment: Joseph R. Rohrer 2016. Prunus virginiana var. demissa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=64546, accessed on July 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 28, 2016.