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Taxon: Prunus alleghaniensis Porter

Synonym of Prunus umbellata Elliott

Genus: Prunus subgenus: Prunus section: Prunocerasus
Family: Rosaceae
Nomen number: 29829
Place of publication: Bot. Gaz. 2:85. 1877
Name verified on: 04-May-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-May-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME. (previously associated with 16 accessions)


Species on the following lists:


  • Bortiri, E. et al. 2001. Phylogeny and systematics of Prunus (Rosaceae) as determined by sequence analysis of ITS and the chloroplast trnL-trnF spacer DNA. Syst. Bot. 26:797–807. [cited].
  • Bortiri, E. et al. 2006. Phylogenetic analysis of morphology in Prunus reveals extensive homoplasy. Pl. Syst. Evol. 259:53–71. [resolved a subgenus Prunus s.l. including members of Eurasian and North American plums, and apricots].
  • Brown, R. G. & M. L. Brown. 1972. Woody plants of Maryland. [accepts].
  • Center for Plant Conservation. Center for Plant Conservation National Collection of Endangered Plants (on-line resource). [accepts].
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. [accepts].
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). [accepts].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [accepts].
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. [accepts].
  • Okie, W. R. & J. F. Hancock. 2008. Chapter 11. Plums. Pp. 337–357 in: Hancock, J. F., ed., Temperate fruit crop breeding: germplasm to genomics. [this review commented on Prunus angustifolia a member together with P. alleghaniensis of the "Chickasaw clade" (see Shaw & Small, 2005. Amer J Bot 92:2026) used as a gene source for Japanese plum].
  • Prunus Crop Germplasm Committee. 2010. Prunus vulnerability statement - 2010. 15. [accepts].
  • Reveal, J. L. & C. R. Broome. 1982. Comments on Maryland's proposed endangered and threatened vascular plants. Castanea 47:191–200. [this species was considered widespread, although restricted to one county in Maryland, it was recorded there with populations that supported its exclusion to be considered endangered or threatened].
  • Rohrer, J. R. et al. 2004. Microsatellite analysis of relationships among North American plums (Prunus sect. Prunocerasus, Rosaceae). Pl. Syst. Evol. 244:69–75. [this study used one sample of Prunus alleghaniensis confirming its affinities to P. gracilis, P. maritima, and P. umbellata].
  • Rohrer, J. R. 2011. Prunus (Rosaceae). In: FNA Editorial Committee, Flora of North America. 9: in press.
  • Shaw, J. & R. L. Small. 2004. Addressing the "hardest puzzle in American pomology:" Phylogeny of Prunus sect. Prunocerasus (Rosaceae) based on seven noncoding chloroplast DNA regions. Amer. J. Bot. 91:985–996. [accepts].
  • Shaw, J. & R. L. Small. 2005. Chloroplast DNA phylogeny and phylogeography of the North American plums (Prunus subgenus Prunus section Prunocerasus, Rosaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 92:2011–2030. [accepts].
  • Strausbaugh, T. D. & E. L. Core. 1978. Flora of West Virginia, ed. 2. [accepts].
  • Webster's third new international dictionary. [accepts].

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