Prunus prostrata Labill.

Prunus prostrata Labill.

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Synonymy

  • Cerasus prostrata (Labill.) Ser.
  • =Prunus prostrata subsp. discolor (Raulin) O. Schwarz

Taxon info

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.A
A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 358 [Plate 21.6]

Distribution

IoI NPi SPi Pe StE EC NC NE NAe WAe Kik KK EAe 

Greece (East Aegean islandspresent; East Central Greecepresent; Ionian Islandsabsent; Kikladesabsent; Kriti and Karpathospresent; North Aegean islandspresent; North Central Greecepresent; North Pindospresent; North-East Greecepresent; Peloponnisospresent; South Pindospresent; Sterea Ellaspresent; West Aegean islandspresent)

Status

Native

Chorology

Mediterranean

Life-form

Phanerophyte

Habitat

High mountain vegetation

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