Prunus webbii (Spach) Vierh.

Prunus webbii (Spach) Vierh.

Synonymy

  • Amygdalus webbii Spach
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Taxon info

Prunus webbii occurs in the Balkan Peninsula, the Aegean area and W Anatolia. It is a much-branched thorny shrub or occasionally a small tree, generally found on rocky limestone slopes at low and moderate altitude, flowering in the early spring. It is related to the cultivated almond (P. dulcis), which is occasionally naturalized in Greece. The latter is an unarmed small tree with broader leaves and larger fruits.A
A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, Th., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A. & Tzanoudakis, D. 2013: Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. – Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem; Athens: Hellenic Botanical Society. p. 358

Distribution

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

Greece (East Aegean islands present; East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present; North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)

Status

Native / Non Range-Restricted

Chorology

East Mediterranean

Life-form

Phanerophyte

Habitat

Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands, Woodlands and scrub

IUCN category

Data Deficient

Presidential Decree 67/81

No

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