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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Prunus persica

Citation: Batsch, Beytr. Entw. Pragm. Gesch. Nat.-Reiche 1:30 (1801).

Synonymy: Amygdalus persica L., Sp. Pl. 472 (1753).

Common name: None

Description:
Tree, unarmed, deciduous; twigs and young shoots sparsely pubescent soon glabrous; leaves entire, lanceolate to lanceolate-oblong, acuminate, glandular-serrate; stipules caducous; petiole relatively short, with 2 or 3 glands towards the summit and on the base of the blade.

Flowers solitary or 2 together, sessile or shortly pedicellate, usually produced before the leaves; calyx lobes spreading, pubescent; petals usually pink or reddish-pink; stamens numerous; ovary superior, style simple.

Fruit a subglobose drupe, usually yellow flushed red, mesocarp succulent, endocarp 'stone' deeply rugose, apex some-times acuminate.

Distribution:  Possibly native to China.

Conservation status: naturalised

Flowering time: No flowering time is available


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