Prunus yedoensis Matsum., Rosaceae

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Common name: Japanese flowering cherry, Potomac cherry, Yoshino cherry.

Voucher: Kostadinov 001, 002, 003, 007, 008, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, (URV)

Brief description: A tree to 20 m; the bark has characteristic horizontal lenticels. Leaves are obovate to broadly ovate-elliptic, simple, alternate, entire, pinnately veined, hairy beneath on the veins, margins doubly serrate-toothed. The distal end of the petiole has large glands.  Flowers are perfect, single, white to pink, slightly fragrant, in axillary clusters. Fruits are a 1-seeded, globose, red, sweet drupe with fleshy exocarp and hard endocarp (stone). 

Campus data: Very frequently cultivated everywhere on campus.