Synonym(s) : Cerasus glaucifolia Wall.; Padus glaucifolia Wall. ex M.Roem.
Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Prunus napaulensis (Ser.) Steud.
Common name : Khasi Cherry
Vernacular name : Jungali aaru (Nepali)
Habit : Tree
Habitat : Broad-leaved evergreen or deciduous mixed forests and open places beside streams; at elevations from 1200 - 3000 m.
Comments / notes : The narrowly ovate-elliptic leaves are very characteristic of Prunus napaulensis, as are the thickened, lenticellate pedicels of the fruit. Varient spellings of the name in the literature include 'nepaulensis' and 'nepalensis'. Ripe fruits are eaten fresh. Wood is used as timber and firewood. Young leaves and shoots are poisonous to cattle.
Flower, Fruit : April-October
Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
Sikkim : Sikkim
Native : Bhutan, China, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, West Himalaya
Exotic/Native : Native
World Distribution : Asia-Tropical, China Southeast, China North-Central and China South-Central
Literature : Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 122; GRIERSON A.J.C. & LONG D.G. (1983). FLORA OF BHUTAN INCLUDING A RECORD OF PLANTS FROM SIKKIM Vol. 1: Part 3. ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH: 540