Prunus cerasoides D. Don

 
  • Family : ROSACEAE
    (ROSE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rosaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Prunus cerasoides Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
  • Common name : Himalayan cherry, Indian wild cherry, Bird cherry, Himalayan Wild Cherry, Himalayan flowering cherry
  • Vernacular name : Padamkat, Padmak, Paddam (Hindi); Padmaka (Kannada); Padamak, Padmagandhi (Tamil); Pathumukham (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Grown as ornamental tree. Occasional in higher hills
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Collector(s) Name : R. Raghavendra Rao
  • Collection Date : 01/02/1971
  • Collection Nos : R.R. Rao 1257
  • Collection Locality : Honnametti, B.R. Hills, Chamarajanagar district (KA)
  • World Distribution : Himalayas, India, China, Tibet, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Prunus cerasoides. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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