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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 trichamygdalus

Prunus trichamygdalus Hand.-Mazz.

Ann. K.K. Naturhist. Hofmus. 27:70. 1913
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Prunus trichamygdalus (Persian: بادام مخملی, lit. 'velvet almond') is a putative species of "wild" almond tree native to eastern Anatolia in Turkey, and nearby areas of Iran (possibly introduced).[1] Molecular and morphological analyses show that is very similar to Prunus dulcis, the cultivated almond, differing in its shorter petioles and smaller leaves with more numerous crenulations.[2] Its flowers are pink, and its fruits green. Non-bitter forms may be cultivated,[a] but its native range is restricted to elevations of 1250-2100 m on limestone slopes and gorges in the Lake Van area.[3]

Some Turkish scientific articles appear to consider Amygdalus trichamygdalus to be the binomial for almond. It is worth noting that there is not a heavily-used common name in Turkish for this type of almond.


Ladizinsky, Gideon (1998). Plant Evolution under Domestication. Springer Netherlands. p. 198. ISBN 978-0-412-82210-0.
Yazbek, Mariana Mostafa (February 2010). Systematics of Prunus Subgenus Amygdalus: Monograph and Phylogeny (PDF) (PhD). Cornell University.
Browicz, Kazimriez; Zohary, Daniel (1996). "The genus Amygdalus L. (Rosaceae): Species relationships, distribution and evolution under domestication". Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 43 (3): 229–247. doi:10.1007/bf00123275. S2CID 28535529.

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