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  Prunus cerasoides
 
  Family: ROSACEAE
  Citation:  Prunus cerasoides D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 239. 1825. Prunus puddum (Roxb. ex Ser.) Roxb. ex Brandis, For. Fl. 194. 1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 314. 1878. Cerasus puddum Roxb. ex Ser. in DC., Prodr. 2: 537. 1825.
  Malayalam Name(s): Pathumukham
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bird cherry, Himalayan Wild Cherry, Himalayan flowering cherry, Indian Wild Cherry
  Description: Deciduous tree; bark peeling off in horizontal flakes. Leaves alternate, oblong-lanceolate, to 15 x 7 cm, chartaceous; base truncate, margin double-serrate, apex caudate-acuminate; petiole 1.5 cm, with 2 raised glands towards the apex near the leaf-base; stipules subulate, 1.5 cm, glandular-laciniate. Flowers in umbellate fascicles from lateral buds clothed in scales, ahead of foliage. Flowers 4 cm wide, white turning pink; pedicel 1.5 cm. Calyx-tube turbinate, 1 cm wide, glabrous; lobes ovate-acute, 7 x 5 mm. Petals 5, ovate, 1.3 x 1 cm rose, spreading. Stamens numerous, inserted at mouth of calyx-tube; filaments 1-1.5 cm long. Ovary 1-celled; ovules 1 or 2, pendulous; style 1.5 cm. Drupe ovoid, red when ripe; seed 1, rugose, 1.2 x 0.7 cm.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-January
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental tree
  Distribution: East Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chittaruvi, Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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