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Taxon: Prunus prostrata Labill.

Genus: Prunus subgenus: Prunus section: Microcerasus
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Amygdaloideae tribe: Amygdaleae.
Nomen number: 30077
Place of publication: Icon. pl. Syr. 1:15, t. 6. 1791
Name verified on: 07-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-Oct-2004
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.


Common names:

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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Krussmann)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for plum   (based on crosses with Prunus cerasifera and P. domestica fide J Amer Soc Hort Sci 132:673. 2007)
  • Gene sources: potential for disease resistance in plum   (fide Genet Res Crop Evol 55:97. 2008)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of Japanese plum   (based on affinities to Prunus salicina fide Mol Phylogenet Evol 76:41, 43. 2014)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of myrobalan plum   (based on crosses with Prunus cerasifera fide J Amer Soc Hort Sci 132:673. 2007)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of plum   (based on affinities to hexaploid Prunus domestica fide Mol Phylogenet Evol 76:41, 43. 2014)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Syria [w.]; Turkey [w.]
  • EUROPE
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy - Sardinia; Macedonia
    Southwestern Europe: France - Corsica; Spain

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • 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 included Prunus prostrata and other two species of section Microcerasus/ that were resolved apart within subgenus Prunus clade].
  • Bouhadida, M. et al. 2007. Chloroplast DNA diversity in Prunus and its implication on genetic relationships. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 132:670–679. [this study examined samples of Prunus prostrata and a hybrid with P. cerasifera used as a graft stock].
  • Chin, S.-W. et al. 2014. Diversification of almonds, peaches, plums and cherries - Molecular systematics and biogeographic history of Prunus (Rosaceae). Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 76:34–48.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. [= Cerasus prostrata (Labill.) Ser.].
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • Iezzoni, A. et al. 1990. Cherries (Prunus). Acta Hort. 190:111–173. [cites].
  • Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire. 1931–1941. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc.
  • Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976).
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Mouterde, P. 1966–. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  • Pandey, A. et al. 2008. Genetic resources of Prunus (Rosaceae) in India. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 55:91–104. [this review included Prunus prostrata recording its use as an ornamental, and citing its resistance to powdery mildew].
  • Pignatti, S. 1982. Flora d'Italia.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Pottier-Alapetite, G. 1979–1981. Flore de la Tunisie: Angiospermes-Dicotyledones.
  • Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962–1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie.
  • Stewart, R. 1972. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of West Pakistan and Kashmir.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
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Check other web resources for Prunus prostrata Labill.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Prunus prostrata 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google 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, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?30077 (30 October 2014)

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