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.
GR(NPi SPi Pe StE EC NC NE NAe WAe KK EAe)
Greece (East Aegean islands present; East Central Greece present; 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)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
High mountain vegetation
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