Prunus


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Related to Prunus: Prunus cerasifera, Prunus cerasus, Prunus serotina, Prunus virginiana, Prunus africana

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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Over 60% of the world's demand of Prunus products is supplied by Kenya where the tree grows on the Aberdares, the slopes of Mount Kenya, Mount Elgon, the Cherangani Hills, Timboroa, Nandi Forests, Taita Hills, Chyulu Hills, Tugen & Nyiro (Marsabit) Hills, Kakamega Forests and the Mau Ranges.
About 20 aphid species worldwide are known to transmit PPV to Prunus plants.
Prunus padus is another European-grown cherry and Prunus cerasifera is a native of the Balkans.
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Edible cherries generally come from cultivars of the related species prunus avium and prunus cerasus.
1 Leighton Close, Gibbet Hill - works to various trees to include felling of three fruit trees and one prunus.
Certain fruit trees, known as prunus species, may not be planted within the quarantine zone.
Parks supervisor, for his identification of the Lake Balboa cherry trees as Prunus serrulata ``Pink Cloud.
Prunus varieties like flowering cherries or plums have dazzling spring blossom and follow it up later in the year with rich autumn foliage.
A related species, Prunus avium, grows in Europe, West Asia and North Africa and is also a prized cabinet wood, its names include gean, mazzar, fruit cherry, mersier, and kirsche.
2 Prunus tai-haku, the great white cherry, is a superb tree for the larger garden with large, white dazzling blooms that are offset against coppery-red juvenile leaves.
One plant that will always draw me away from a cosy fire and a good book is the Tibetan Cherry, Prunus serrula.