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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Rosales

Familia: Rosaceae
Subfamilia: Amygdaloideae
Tribus: Exochordeae
Genus: Prinsepia
Species: P. scandens – P. sinensis - P. uniflora - P. utilis


Prinsepia Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 1: 206 (1835).

Type species: P. utilis Royle

Primary references

Royle, J.F. 1835: Ill. Bot. Himalayan Mount. 206.


Hassler, M. 2020. Prinsepia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 25. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Prinsepia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 May 25. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Prinsepia. Published online. Accessed: 25 May 2020.

Vernacular names
suomi: Kirsiot

Prinsepia is a genus of trees in the Rosaceae. It bears fruit which looks like a cherry. The various species grow largely in Nepal, India, China, Bangladesh, and Taiwan,[1] though P. sinensis is hardy in zone 4, to about −32 °C (−26 °F).[2]
Prinsepia utilis

The plant is named for James Prinsep, scholar, antiquarian, architect, secretary of the Asiatic Society in Calcutta, India, and member of the well-known Prinsep family of India, an Anglo-Indian family prominent in Indian affairs for several generations.

Stewart, John Lindsay; Brandis, Dietrich (1874). The Forest Flora of North-west and Central India: A Handbook of the Indigenous Trees and Shrubs of Those Countries. W.H. Allen. pp. 195.
Plants for a Future Database entry for P. sinensis

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