Prunus subhirtella


Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi 2: 91. 1865.

Common names: Higan cherry
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 369. Mentioned on page 356, 360.

Trees, not suckering, 30–100 dm, not thorny. Twigs with terminal end buds, hairy. Leaves deciduous; petiole 5–10 mm, hairy, glandular distally or on margins at bases of blades; blade elliptic, oblong-ovate, or ovate, 3–8 × 1.5–4 cm, base obtuse, margins doubly serrate, teeth sharp, glandular, apex acuminate, abaxial surface hairy along midribs and veins, adaxial glabrous or with appressed hairs along midrib. Inflorescences 2–5-flowered, umbellate fascicles. Pedicels 8–22 mm, hairy. Flowers blooming before leaf emergence; hypanthium tubular to tubular-urceolate, 4–7 mm, hairy externally; sepals erect to spreading, oblong-ovate, 2–5 mm, margins toothed, sometimes glandular, abaxial surface sparsely hairy, adaxial glabrous; petals pale pink, oblong to obovate, 8–12 mm; ovaries glabrous. Drupes black, subglobose, 8 mm, glabrous; mesocarps fleshy; stones ellipsoid, not flattened. 2n = 24 (Japan).

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr; fruiting Jun.
Habitat: Disturbed sites, abandoned plantings
Elevation: 0–200 m


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Introduced; D.C., Ohio, Va., e Asia (Japan).


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Joseph R. Rohrer +
Miquel +
Higan cherry +
D.C. +, Ohio +, Va. +  and e Asia (Japan). +
0–200 m +
Disturbed sites, abandoned plantings +
Flowering Mar–Apr +  and fruiting Jun. +
Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugduno-Batavi +
Introduced +
Amygdalus +, Armeniaca +, Cerasus +, Lauro-cerasus +, Padus +  and Persica +
Prunus subhirtella +
species +