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Prunus texana

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Rosaceae
Subfamilia: Amygdaloideae
Tribus: Amygdaleae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: P. subg. Amygdalus
Species: Prunus texana
Name

Prunus texana D.Dietr.
References

Syn. pl. 3:45. 1842
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


Vernacular names
English: peachbush

Prunus texana, called peachbush, Texas almond cherry, Texas peachbush, sand plum, peach bush, and wild peach[3][4] is native to central and western Texas.[4][5] Although it looks like peach, it actually belongs to Prunus sect. Prunocerasus together with other North American plum species.[6]
Description

P. texana is a bushy shrub about 1.0 m (3.3 ft) tall and 0.5–1.5 m (1.6–4.9 ft) wide. Branches have short hairs. Flowers are white or pink.[4] Blossoms appear in February and March and are 1.0–1.5 cm (0.39–0.59 in).[5] Fruits are egg-shaped and yellow or greenish yellow. The leaves are slender and elliptical with small teeth. The species readily hybridizes with native and cultivated plums.[5][6]

Cultivars include 'Bolen', 'Gephart', "Johnson', and 'Stuart'.[5]
References

"Amygdalus texana (Peachbush, Sand Plum, Texas Almond Cherry, Texas Peachbush)". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Tropicos, Prunus texana D. Dietr.
"Prunus texana". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved November 26, 2014.
"Sand Plum, Peach Bush Prunus texana". Texas A&M University. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
Mason, Silas C. (March 1914). Kellerman, Karl F. (ed.). "The Pubescent Fruited Species of Prunus of the Southwestern States". Journal of Agricultural Research. Washington, DC: Department of Agriculture. 1 (6): 154–164.
Flora of North America, Prunus texana D. Dietrich, 1842. Peachbush, Texas wild peach

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