Prunus


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Prunus

(prū'nŭs),
A genus of trees (family Rosaceae) including the cherry, plum, peach, and apricot trees.
[L. a plum-tree]

Prunus

a genus of trees in the family Rosaceae. The seeds of these trees contain cyanogenetic glycosides which are potentially poisonous. The fruit pulp appears to quite safe. The glycosides are amygdalin, prunasin, prulaurasin.
The following are the known toxic plants—P. amygdalus var. amara seeds (bitter almond), P. armeniaca (apricot), P. brachybotrya, P. caroliniana, P. laurocerasus (cherry laurel), P. cerasus (cherry), P. domestica (plum), P. padus (bird cherry), P. pennsylvanica (pincherry), P. persica (peach), P. sellowii, P. serotina (wild black cherry), P. sphaerocarpa, P. virginiana (chokecherry), P. virginiana var. demissa (western chokecherry), P. virginiana var. melanocarpa (western chokecherry).
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Prunus x subhirtella (pictured) is a hybrid between two other prunus species, developed in Japan.
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Prunus serrula, with its polished mahogany bark can form a multi-stemmed umbrella or can be grown on a single stem to form a beautiful small tree in any garden.
Fruits of many Prunus species ripen quickly, with those fruits initiated in spring being fully ripe by midsummer.
In the analyses, the complete sequences of the coat (CP) and movement (MP) proteins of PNRSV isolates from rose and some Prunus hosts characterized in Brazil or elsewhere, besides CP and MP sequences of PNRSV type group isolates (PV32, PV96 and PE5) and ApMV as outgroup species available in the GenBank were included.
Plum pox potyvirus (PPV) is the most serious viral disease of stone fruits of Prunus sp.
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Prunus virginiana has a widespread range, occurring almost coast-to-coast across North America from Nebraska northwards, nearly as far as Canada's Great Slave Lake.
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But because we had to take down a huge Prunus padus in the shady garden (it was one of the first trees we planted here) there is suddenly a space.