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Taxon: Prunus verecunda (Koidz.) Koehne

Genus: Prunus subgenus: Cerasus section: Cerasus
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Amygdaloideae tribe: Amygdaleae
Nomen number: 30150
Place of publication: Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11:271. 1912 Oct
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name verified on: 24-May-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-May-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: potential for ornamental features in cherries   (citing a "test hybrid" with Prunus yedoensis fide J Amer Soc Hort Sci 134:437. 2009)

Distributional range:

    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Korea


  • Chang, C. S. et al. 2004. Reconsideration of Prunus sargentii complex in Korea: with respect to P. sargentii and P. takesimensis. Korean J. Pl. Taxon. 34:221–244. [= Prunus sargentii var. verecunda].
  • Forest Experimental Station, Korea. 1966. Illustrated woody plants of Korea. [= P. serrulata var. verecunda (Koidz.) Nakai].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Kitagawa, M. 1979. Neo-lineamenta florae Manshuricae.
  • 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.
  • 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. [this study examined three samples of Prunus verecunda that clustered together and apart from accessions of P. sargentii and P. takesimensis].
  • Ohta, S. et al. 2005. Genetic variation in flowering cherries (Prunus subgenus Cerasus) characterized by SSR markers. Breed. Sci. 55:415–424. [this study examined affinities of 15 taxa including Prunus verecunda representing section Sargentiella, but based on the genetic markers it was resolved closer to members of section Incisae represented by P. incisa and P. nipponica].
  • Ohta, S. et al. 2006. Genetic characterization of flowering cherries (Prunus subgenus Cerasus) using rpl16-rpl14 spacer sequences of chloroplast DNA. J. Jap. Soc. Hort. Sci. 75:72–78.
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  • Tai Hyun Chung. 1965. Illustrated encyclopedia of fauna & flora of Korea, vol. 5, Tracheophyta.


Check other web resources for Prunus verecunda (Koidz.) Koehne:

  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Prunus verecunda 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:

  • 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.
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