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Taxon: Prunus maackii Rupr.

Genus: Prunus subgenus: Cerasus section: Cerasus
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Amygdaloideae tribe: Amygdaleae
Nomen number: 30033
Place of publication: Bull. Cl. Phys.-Math. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg 15:361. 1857
Name verified on: 02-May-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 02-May-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV).
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System.

Common names:

  • Amur cherry   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – English
  • Manchurian cherry   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – English
  • ban ye chou li   (Source: F ChinaEng [as Padus maackii]) – Transcribed Chinese
  • cerisier de Mandchourie   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – French
  • Amur-Traubenkirsche   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • näverhägg   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide HortSci 35:550. 2000; Dict Gard)
  • Gene sources: disease resistance for sweet cherry   (probably through graft stock fide Acta Hort 190:153. 1990)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for sweet cherry   (fide Temp Fruit Cr Breed 159. 2008)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of sour cherry   (based on hybrids with a cultivar of Prunus cerasus fide Acta Hort 190:153. 1990)

Distributional range:

    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Amur, Primorye
    China: China - Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning
    Eastern Asia: Korea

  • also cult,


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Bortiri, E. et al. 2006. Phylogenetic analysis of morphology in Prunus reveals extensive homoplasy. Pl. Syst. Evol. 259:53–71. [this study resolved Prunus maackii among members of subgenus Cerasus].
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. [= Padus maackii (Rupr.) Kom.].
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage.
  • Forest Experimental Station, Korea. 1966. Illustrated woody plants of Korea.
  • Hokanson, K. E. & M. R. Pooler. 2000. Regeneration of ornamental cherry (Prunus) taxa from mature stored seed. HortScience 35:550–570.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Iezzoni, A. F. 2008. Chapter 5. Cherries. Pp. 151–175 in: Hancock, J. F., ed., Temperate fruit crop breeding: germplasm to genomics.
  • Iezzoni, A. et al. 1990. Cherries (Prunus). Acta Hort. 190:111–173. [this review included Prunus maackii for its use as graft stock and source of disease resistance].
  • Kitagawa, M. 1979. Neo-lineamenta florae Manshuricae.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR. [= Padus maackii (Rupr.) Kom.].
  • Lee, S. & J. Wen. 2001. A phylogenetic analysis of Prunus and the Amygdaloideae (Rosaceae) using ITS sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA. Amer. J. Bot. 88:150–160. [this study included two samples of Prunus maackii ("maakii") as part of subgenus Padus, both samples clustered among members of subgenus Cerasus].
  • Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Ma, H. et al. 2009. Evaluation of flowering cherry species, hybrids, and cultivars using simple sequence repeat markers. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 134:435–444.
  • Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). [= Padus maackii (Rupr.) Kom.].


Check other web resources for Prunus maackii Rupr.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Prunus maackii cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


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