Taxon: Prunus mexicana S. Watson
Genus: Prunus subgenus: Prunus section: Prunocerasus
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Amygdaloideae tribe: Amygdaleae.
Nomen number: 30041
Place of publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17:353. 1882
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name verified on: 05-May-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 05-May-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV).
5 in National Plant Germplasm System.
database of Botanic Gardens
Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.
- Mexican plum (Source: Trees US
) – English
- Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of Japanese plum (based on its affinities to Prunus americana used in plum breeding fide Breed Pl Tree Crops 168,175. 2009)
Native: (links to
other web resources are provided for some distributions)
- NORTHERN AMERICA
(Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana [s.]
North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois [s.], Iowa [s.], Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee
South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
Northern Mexico: Mexico - Coahuila, Nuevo Leon
- 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.
26:797–807. [this study included Prunus mexicana that was resolved in a clade made of other members of its section].
- Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston.
1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
- Hartmann, W. & M. Neumüller.
2009. Plum breeding.
161–231 In: Jain, S. M. & P.M. Priyadarshan, eds., Breeding plantation tree crops: temperate species.
161–231. [cites Prunus americana, a member of the same "Americana clade" of Shaw & Small (see Amer J Bot 92:2016. 2005)].
- Huxley, A., ed.
1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
- Little, E. L., Jr.
1979. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541.
- Okie, W. R. & J. F. Hancock.
2008. Chapter 11. Plums.
337–357 In: Hancock, J. F., ed., Temperate fruit crop breeding: germplasm to genomics.
- Ramming, D. W. & V. Cociu.
1991. Plums (Prunus).
290:235–290. [cites among American plums].
- Rehder, A.
1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
- Rieger, M.
2001. Salt stress resistance of peach and four North American Prunus species.
- 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 found that samples of Prunus mexicana were mixed in different branches with samples of P. americana, additionally a putative hybrid of these species did not share any marker with them].
- Rohrer, J. R.
2011. Prunus (Rosaceae).
9: in press In: FNA Editorial Committee, Flora of North America.
9: in press.
- 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. [this study examined Prunus mexicana revealing more than one haplotype; it was resolved as a member of the "American clade"].
- Standley, P. C.
1920. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721.
- Steyermark, J. A.
1977. Flora of Missouri.
Check other web resources for Prunus mexicana S. Watson:
- Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be
inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require
specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with
properly documented herbarium material.
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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville,
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?30041 (31 July 2014)
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