Prunus korshinskyi

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Prunus korshinskyi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Species: P. korshinskyi
Binomial name
Prunus korshinskyi
Hand.-Mazz.

Prunus korshinskyi (syn. Amygdalus korshinskyi (Hand.-Mazz.) Bornm.) is a species of Prunus in the family Rosaceae. It was first discovered in Syria, and is also locally native in Turkey and southeastern Europe. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is a deciduous shrub growing to 3.5 m tall, related to the Almond.[1][2][3]

Cultivation and uses[edit]

The seeds are edible though bitter, similar to a bitter almond. They can be used either raw or cooked.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IPNI: Prunus korshinskyi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 August 2007.
  2. ^ Güner, A. 1998. Amygdalus korshinskyi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 August 2007.
  3. ^ a b Plants for a Future: Prunus korshinskyi