Prunus amygdalus Batsch

  • Family : ROSACEAE
    (Rose Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GULAB FAMILY (गुलाब फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ROSACEAE
  • Basionym : Amygdalus dulcis Mill.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A.Webb
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Perhaps indigenous to Mediterranean region. Now widely cultivated and often found as an escape
  • Key identification features : Leaves firm, oblong-lanceolate, glabrous, more or less shining above, more or less shining above, lighter beneath, petiole gland-bearing above. Flowers large and showy, solitary, sessile. Fruit large, oblong-ovoid, compressed, pubescent, the flesh hard and splitting at maturity disclosing the shallow pitted stone.
  • Literature : L.H Bailey (1951).Manual of cultivated plants. The Macmillan Company, New York.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. amygdalus. Downloaded on 18 January 2022.


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