Prunus yedoensis


Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 15: 100. 1901.

Common names: Yoshino cherry
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 369. Mentioned on page 356, 359.

Trees, not suckering, 40–80(–160) dm, not thorny. Twigs with terminal end buds, sparsely hairy. Leaves deciduous; petiole 10–20 mm, hairy, sometimes glandular distally, glands 1–2; blade elliptic-ovate to obovate, 5–12 × 2.5–7 cm, base rounded, margins doubly serrate, teeth aristate, glandular, apex acuminate, abaxial surface hairy along midribs and veins, adaxial glabrous. Inflorescences 2–6-flowered, corymbs; central axes 4–8(–20) mm. Pedicels 15–25 mm (subtended by leafy bracts), hairy. Flowers blooming before leaf emergence; hypanthium tubular, 7–8 mm, hairy externally; sepals spreading, ovate-lanceolate, 4–5 mm, margins glandular-toothed, abaxial surface hairy, adaxial sparsely hairy; petals white or pink, broadly elliptic to obovate, 13–15 mm; ovaries glabrous. Drupes black, subglobose, 7–12 mm, glabrous; mesocarps fleshy; stones ellipsoid, not flattened. 2n = 16 (Japan).

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr; fruiting May.
Habitat: Abandoned plantings, disturbed sites
Elevation: 0–200 m


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Introduced; Calif., D.C., Wash., e Asia (Japan).


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Joseph R. Rohrer +
Matsumura +
Yoshino cherry +
Calif. +, D.C. +, Wash. +  and e Asia (Japan). +
0–200 m +
Abandoned plantings, disturbed sites +
Flowering Mar–Apr +  and fruiting May. +
Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) +
Introduced +
Amygdalus +, Armeniaca +, Cerasus +, Lauro-cerasus +, Padus +  and Persica +
Prunus yedoensis +
species +