Scientific Name - Prunus cerasifera
Synonyms - Prunus domestica, Prunus divaricata, Prunus pseudoarmeniaca
Popular names - corcodus, cherry plum, myrobalan plum, Kirschpflaume, plum, beeswax, cerisette, ciliegio supports, guindo, paradicsomszilva, dzanka, Alyce, myrobalan fruits, Alyce, tkemali, ying tao lick.
Distribution and Habitat - the natural increase in the Balkan peninsula, cultivated for its fruit throughout Europe and naturalized in many places.
Description - shrub or small tree, 8 m tall, with thorny branches, younger stems glabra shiny. Leaves 4-7 x 2-4 cm, oblong-obovate, base cunea, border, or soiree crenata, glabra, shiny side and ubescente suoerioara the ribs on the underside. Flowers solitary, pedicel 15 mm glabru, petals 8-10 mm, white. Blooms in February-March. Fruit drupa, 2-3 cm in aggregate glabru, yellow or red, edible.
Prunus cerasifera subsp. cerasifera - originating in the Caucasus, Asia Minor, the Balkan peninsula to the center of Europe, small fruit, yellow, tasteless.
Prunus cerasifera subsp. orientalis - originated in western Asia to the Caucasus and Central Asia, small to very small fruit with no flavor.
Prunus cerasifera subsp. macrocarpa - cultivated in Bulgaria, Crimea, Caucasus, Western and Middle East, fruit medium to large, sometimes with taste.
Prunus cerasifera var. pissardi - deciduu tree, small, 4.5-9 m tall. Purple-red leaves, elliptic, ovate or obovate, 5-10 cm long, fine evenings. Flowers usually solitary, white or pale pink. Drupa subgloboasa, 1.5 - 2.5 cm in diameter, red or yellow.
Prunus cerasifera var. pissardi, M. Pissard introduced this species from Iran to France in 1880.
Tolerances - resist drought, frostt (up to -12 C). tolerant of slightly alkaline soils.
Requirements - exhibitions sunny, well drained soils, acidic.
Propagation - by seeds, seedlings lemnificati winter.
Diseases and pests -
Garden Partners -
Cultivars - 'Myrobalana' is resistant to frost.
Properties and Uses - cultivated throughout the world as ornamental or fruit trees.
Peter Hanelt, R. Kilian, W. Kilian - Mansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops - Springer, 2001
McMinn - Pacific Coast Trees - University of California Press, 1992
Trees and shrubs
Aesculus hippocastanum - common horsechestnut
Aesculus hippocastanum - is used in parks and gardens, the tree line, solitary or in groups. The flowers are bees, and seeds contain starch, protein, tannin, saponin and edible oil, which can be manufactured soap, technical oil, glue, medicines. Species not produce forest wood is of poor quality.
Genus belongs to the Malvaceae, tribe Malvavisceae, which is characterized by a number of corporate sites is double that of carpelelor.
Corylus avellana - hazelnut
Corylus avellana - shrub, common in Europe and western Asia, from plains to 1,200 m altitude, increase in association with Acer pseudoplatanus, Crataegus laevigata, Crataegus monogyna, Fraxinus excelsior, Lonicera xylosteum, Salix caprea, Sambucus nigra and Sorbus aria.
Fraxinus excelsior - Ash
Deciduu tree, 30-40 m high, stem right, branched at the top, crown ovoid, large and rare. A young bark is smooth, light gray green and mature forms at the thick crust with a small crack, dark color. Lujerii round, flattened at the bud, glabra, green-olive trees, with dark buds.
Pachira aquatica growing naturally along rivers in Central and South America. Is cultivated in world wide like ornamental, in hedges or solitary. Resistant to drought anf flooding.
The seeds of P. aquatica are delicious raw, boiled or roasted. Young leaves and flowers are also edible. The seeds are high in protein and edible oil.
Teline canariensis - shrub native (endemic) of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, grows at the edge of forests of Pinus radiata and Laurus canariensis novo in association with Neotinea maculata, Hypericum reflexum and Cystus sympithifolius, from 500 to 1500 m altitude.
Actinotus periculosus (Apiaceae), new perennial species in Australia
Geranium argenteum - herbaceous perennial, grows in the Alps, the limestone rocks in central and northern Italy until SE France, from 1600-2100 m altitude. Rare species.
Herbaceous perennial, fleshy rhizome. Flexible stem, erect to decumbenta, ribbed, light purple, 8-20 cm high. Leaves petiolate, green-glauca, glabra, 5-10 cm long, leaf-ovat basal orbiculare or reniforme; caulinare lanceolata-spatulate leaves, base cuneata, top acute, edge teeth caulinare upper leaves are elliptical, bracteiforme.