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Taxon: Prunus bifrons Fritsch

Genus: Prunus subgenus: Prunus section: Microcerasus
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Amygdaloideae tribe: Amygdaleae.
Nomen number: 312191
Place of publication: Sitzungsber. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss., Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Cl., Abt. 1, 101:637. 1892
Name verified on: 24-Mar-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-Mar-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV).
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System.


Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of Japanese plum   (based on its affinities to members of subgenus Prunus fide Pl Syst Evol 259:62. 2006)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of almond   (based on its affinities to members of subgenus Prunus fide Pl Syst Evol 259:62. 2006)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of apricot   (based on its affinities to members of subgenus Prunus fide Pl Syst Evol 259:62. 2006)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of myrobalan plum   (based on affinities to Prunus cerasifera fide Mol Phylogenet Evol 76:43. 2010)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of peach   (based on its affinities to members of subgenus Prunus fide Pl Syst Evol 259:62. 2006)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of plum   (based on affinities to Prunus domestica fide Mol Phylogenet Evol 76:43. 2010)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan
    Middle Asia: Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India [n.w.]; Pakistan

References:

  • Bortiri, E. et al. 2006. Phylogenetic analysis of morphology in Prunus reveals extensive homoplasy. Pl. Syst. Evol. 259:53–71.
  • 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.
  • Gilli, A. 1966. Beiträge zur Flora Afghanistans V. Feddes Repert. 72:49–68.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Prunus Crop Germplasm Committee. 2010. Prunus vulnerability statement - 2010. 15. [cites under cherry].
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica. [= Cerasus bifrons (Fritsch) Pojark].
  • Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. [= Prunus jacquemontii var. bifrons (Fritsch) Ingram].
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  • 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?312191 (24 October 2014)

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