kids encyclopedia robot

Prunus myrtifolia facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Prunus myrtifolia
Scientific classification
Genus:
Prunus
Species:
myrtifolia
Synonyms
  • Celastrus myrtifolius L.
  • Laurocerasus myrtifolia (L.) Britton
  • Prunus sphaerocarpa Sw.
  • Prunus tikalana Lundell

Prunus myrtifolia, called the West Indies cherry or myrtle laurel cherry, is a New World species of shrubs in the rose family.

Distribution

It is native to southern Mexico, Central America, South America, the West Indies, and the southeastern United States (Florida).

Description

Prunus myrtifolia is a spineless, evergreen tree up to 12 meters (40 feet) tall, not forming clumps nor hairs. Flowers are white, formed in elongated arrays of up to 30 flowers. Fruit is dark purple, almost black, spherical or egg-shaped.

kids search engine
Prunus myrtifolia Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.