L., Sp. Pl. 475 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Plum, European plum.
Deciduous shrub or small tree, often suckering; lower twigs sometimes pungent; young parts pubescent, becoming glabrous; leaves obovate to elliptic, base more or less cuneate, apex acute, crenate-serrate.
Flowers 1-3 in small clusters, appearing with the leaves; pedicels 0.5-2 cm; petals white, obovate.
Fruit globose, ovoid or oblong, skin variously coloured, flesh usually greenish, endocarp flattened.
Image source: fig 246e in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Flowering time: in spring.
SA Distribution Map based
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specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Probably of hybrid origin from P. spinosa and P. divaricata; widely cultivated and sparingly spontaneous.
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