Prunus mume (Siebold) Siebold & Zuccarini. Japanese Apricot. Phen: (Dec-) Feb-Mar. Hab: Suburban forests. Dist: Native of s. Japan. Documented as naturalizing in Battle Park, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where apparently spread from cultivation and reproducing as early as 1939.
Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia
Syn: = K3, K4; = n/a – RAB