Prunus sect. Prunocerasus

Prunus sect. Prunocerasus (meaning plum-cherry) is a section of the genus Prunus. Koehne originally described it as comprising the North American plums and placed it in the subgenus Cerasus.[1] The section is now generally recognized as belonging to Prunus subg. Prunus.[2]

Prunus sect. Prunocerasus
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Prunus nigra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Prunus subg. Prunus
Section: Prunus sect. Prunocerasus

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Species attributed to this section include:


  1. ^ Koehne, 1893 Deutsche dendrologie pp 302, 305, 310-313. Stuttgart: Verlag von Ferdinand Enke. 1893
  2. ^ Shaw, J.; Small, R.L. (2005). "Chloroplast DNA phylogeny and phylogeography of the North American Plums (Prunus subgenus Prunus section Prunocerasus, Rosaceae)". Am. J. Bot. 92 (12): 2011–30. doi:10.3732/ajb.92.12.2011. JSTOR 4125535.
  3. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Prunus sect. Prunocerasus". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2013-01-31.

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