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  Prunus persica
 
  Family: ROSACEAE
  Citation:  Prunus persica (L.) Batsch, Beytr. Entw. Pragm. Gesch. Naturr. 30. 1801; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 313. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 439(316). 1919; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 66. 1998. Amygdalus persica L., Sp. Pl. 472. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Akroot, Ichikkai, Pikkies
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Peach
  Description: Deciduous tree; branchlets glabrous. Leaves alternate, oblong-lanceolate, to 16 x 3 cm, chartaceous, base narrow, margin serrate-crenate, apex acuminate, crowded apically on branchlets; petiole 1.5 cm, with 2 glands near leaf-base; stipules subulate, glandular, deciduous. Flower solitary, in axils of fallen leaves, 3.5 cm wide, subsessile, appearing in advance of foliage. Calyx villous; lobes 5, spathulate, 3 x 5 mm. Petals 5, rose, obovate, 1.5 x 1 cm, margins wavy. Stamens c. 20, in 2 whorls, by the edge of calyx-tube; filaments of outer whorl 1.5 cm, those of the inner 1 cm. Ovary superior, hirsute outside; ovules 1 or 2, pendulous. Drupe ovoid, to 6 x 4.5 cm; exocarp hairy, mesocarp fleshy and endocarp bony, deeply pitted.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-July
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated in the high ranges
  Distribution: China, widely cultivated in Asia and Europe
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Rose
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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