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Prunus
Prunus cerasus (sour cherry) in bloom
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Genus: Prunus
Carolus Linnaeus
Synonyms
  • Amygdalopersica Daniel
  • Amygdalophora M.Roem.
  • Amygdalopsis M.Roem.
  • Amygdalus L.
  • Armeniaca Scop.
  • Cerapadus Buia
  • Ceraseidos Siebold & Zucc.
  • Cerasus Mill.
  • Emplectocladus Torr.
  • Lauro-cerasus Duhamel
  • Laurocerasus M.Roem.
  • Maddenia Hook.f. & Thomson
  • Padellus Vassilcz.
  • Padus Mill.
  • Persica Mill.
  • Pygeum Gaertn.
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Prunus is a genus of plants in the family Rosaceae. It includes plums, peaches, almonds, apricots and cherries.

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