Prunus prostrata is widespread but scattered in the Mediterranean region, and was first discovered by Labillardière (cf. Plate 19: 3) in Syria. It is a rigid dwarf shrub, sprawling and more or less prostrate over rocks at high and moderate altitude on limestone mountains. The fruit is a tiny, scarlet cherry. When cultivated, P. prostrata becomes suberect and considerably taller.
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Greece (East Aegean islands ‒ present; East Central Greece ‒ present; Ionian Islands ‒ absent; Kiklades ‒ absent; Kriti and Karpathos ‒ present; North Aegean islands ‒ present; North Central Greece ‒ present; North Pindos ‒ present; North-East Greece ‒ present; Peloponnisos ‒ present; South Pindos ‒ present; Sterea Ellas ‒ present; West Aegean islands ‒ present)
High mountain vegetation