Prunus consociiflora Schneid.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Prunus consociiflora' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/prunus/prunus-consociiflora/). Accessed 2019-12-09.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
bud
Immature shoot protected by scales that develops into leaves and/or flowers.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
conduplicate
(of leaves) Folded once lengthwise.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glandular
Bearing glands.
oblanceolate
Inversely lanceolate; broadest towards apex.
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Prunus consociiflora' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/prunus/prunus-consociiflora/). Accessed 2019-12-09.

A small deciduous tree; young shoots glabrous, brown. Leaves oblanceolate to obovate, narrowed at the apex to a longish point, tapered at the base, minutely toothed, the teeth glandular, 112 to 3 in. long, 34 to 114 in. wide, undersurface with tufts of down in the vein-axils. Flowers 12 in. wide, white, fragrant, produced in April before the leaves, usually in twos or threes and often crowded on short twigs to make a cluster 1 in. across; calyx and flower-stalk quite glabrous, the former funnel-shaped with narrowly triangular lobes, the latter slender, about 14 in. long; ovary glabrous.

Native of China; introduced by Wilson in 1900 when collecting for Messrs Veitch. Although it is a plum, its leaves are conduplicate in the bud state; that is, the two halves are folded together lengthwise like a sheet of notepaper, whereas in most plums they are convolute in bud, which means that each half of the leaf is rolled inwards. Judging by the trees at Kew, this plum is very similar to P. salicina with the same immense quantities of small white flowers which are quite pleasantly scented. P. salicina has always convolute leaves.


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