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Taxon: Prunus virginiana L. var. demissa (Nutt.) Torr.

Genus: Prunus subgenus: Cerasus section: Laurocerasus
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Amygdaloideae tribe: Amygdaleae.
Nomen number: 30152
Place of publication: C. Wilkes, U.S. Expl. Exped., Phan. Pacif. N. Amer. 17:284. 1874
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: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System.


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Common names:

  • black chokecherry   (Source: Trees US ) – English
  • western chokecherry   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
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Economic importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (fide Kingsbury, as Prunus demissa)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - North Dakota, South Dakota
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada [w.], Utah

References:

  • Cronquist, A. et al. 1972–. Intermountain flora.
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955–1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles. 1969. Arizona flora, ed. 2.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [lists as P. virginiana var. demissa (Nutt.) Sarg.].
  • Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. A California flora.
  • Munz, P. A. 1974. A flora of southern California.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rohrer, J. R. 2011. Prunus (Rosaceae). 9: in press In: FNA Editorial Committee, Flora of North America. 9: in press.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary. [= Padus demissa].

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Prunus virginiana L. var. demissa (Nutt.) Torr.:

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Images:

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  • Google 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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Cite as:
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?30152 (24 July 2014)

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