Prunus Linnaeus. Subfamily: Amygdaloideae. Tribe: Amygdaleae. Plum, Cherry, Sloe, Peach, Apricot.
A genus of about 200 species, trees and shrubs, nearly cosmopolitan, but especially in north temperate regions. Liu et al. (2012) make a strong case for combining subgenus Laurocerasus into subgenus Padus.
Ref: Catling, McKay-Kuja, & Mitrow (1999); Kalkman In Kubitzki et al. (2004); Klooster et al. (2018); Liu et al. (2012); McVaugh (1951); Robertson (1974); Rohrer (2014b) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2014); Shaw & Small (2004); Yazbek & Oh (2013). Show full citations.