Prunus Subgenus Cerasus Names of Species

Picture of a Cherry Tree
Flowering Sour Cherry Tree (Prunus cerasus)
Photo of a Flowering Sour Cherry Tree

(Prunus cerasus)
Cherry Tree Foliage (Prunus cerasus)
Photo of Cherry Tree Foliage
(Prunus cerasus)

Taxonavigation of Plant Genus; Prunus, Subgenus; Cerasus

Facts about Genus: Prunus; Subgenus; Cerasus Trees
  • Subgenus Latin Scientific Name: Cerasus
  • Subgenus Latin Name Pronunciation: KER-uh-sus, or SER-uh-sus
  • Subgenus Latin Name Meaning: Latin name for Cherry
  • Subgenus Common Names: Cherry trees, Cherries.
  • Number of Sections within Subgenus Cerasus: 2, Cerasus, and Laurocerasus
  • Number of Taxa (types) in the Genus Prunus; Subgenus Cerasus = 85 (105 Including Hybrids)
List of Cerasus Trees, Prunus Genus - All known species, taxa types, organized by scientific Latin botanical name first and common names second
Genus; Prunus
  • Subgenus; Cerasus
    • Section; Cerasus - Cherry Trees;
      • Prunus alaica -
      • Prunus apetala - Clove cherry
      • Prunus avium - Sweet cherry, Wild cherry, Mazzard, Gean
      • Prunus campanulata - Taiwan cherry, Formosan cherry, Bell-flowered cherry
      • Prunus canescens - Grey-leaf cherry
      • Prunus cerasoides - Wild Himalayan Cherry
      • Prunus cerasus - Sour Cherry
      • Prunus clarofolia - (Chinese; 微毛野樱桃 )
      • Prunus concinna -
      • Prunus conradinae - (Chinese; 康拉樱 )
      • Prunus cyclamina - Cyclamen cherry, Chinese flowering cherry
      • Prunus dawyckensis - Dawyck cherry
      • Prunus dielsiana - Tailed-leaf cherry
      • Prunus emarginata - Oregon cherry, Bitter cherry
      • Prunus fruticosa - European dwarf cherry, Dwarf cherry, Mongolian cherry, Steppe cherry
      • Prunus glandulifolia -
      • Prunus gondouinii - Duke cherry
      • Prunus himalaica -
      • Prunus incisa - Fuji cherry
      • Prunus jamasakura - Japanese mountain cherry, Japanese hill cherry, Yama-zakura
      • Prunus leveilleana -
      • Prunus maackii - Amur cherry, Manchurian cherry, cerisier de Mandchourie, Amur-Traubenkirsche, näverhägg
      • Prunus mahaleb - Saint Lucie cherry, Rock cherry, Perfumed cherry, Mahaleb cherry
      • Prunus maximowiczii - Miyama cherry, Korean cherry
      • Prunus nipponica - Takane cherry, Peak cherry, Japanese alpine cherry
      • Prunus pensylvanica - Pin cherry, Fire cherry, Wild red cherry
      • Prunus pleiocerasus - (Chinese; 雕核樱桃 )
      • Prunus pleuradenia - Antilles cherry
      • Prunus pojarkovii -
      • Prunus pseudocerasus - Chinese sour cherry, False cherry
      • Prunus rufa - Himalayan cherry
      • Prunus sargentii - Sargent's cherry
      • Prunus serrula - Paperbark cherry, Birch bark cherry, Tibetan cherry
      • Prunus serrulata - Japanese cherry, Hill cherry, Oriental cherry, East Asian cherry
      • Prunus setulosa - (Chinese; 刺毛山樱花 )
      • Prunus speciosa - Oshima cherry
      • Prunus stipulacea - (Chinese; 托叶樱 / 托叶樱桃)
      • Prunus takasagomontana -
      • Prunus takesimensis - Takeshima flowering cherry
      • Prunus tatsienensis - (Chinese; 康定樱桃 )
      • Prunus trichostoma - Ribbed cherry
      • Prunus verecunda - Korean mountain cherry
    • Section; Laurocerasus - Cherry-laurels and Bird Cherries;
      • Prunus africana - Red stinkwood
      • Prunus brachypoda - (Chinese; 短柄稠李)
      • Prunus bracteopadus -
      • Prunus buergeriana - Japanese bird cherry, Lin mu, Inuzakura, (Chinese; 橉木 )
      • Prunus caroliniana - Carolina cherry, Carolina cherry laurel, Carolina Laurelcherrry, Cherry laurel, Wild Mock Orange
      • Prunus ceylanica - (Malayalam; Korandamaram), (Tamil; Muttainari Kongu)
      • Prunus cornuta - Himalayan bird cherry, Jamana, Tsrain, Zamber
      • Prunus grayana - Gray's bird cherry, Uwa-mizu-zakura, Japanese bird cherry, (Türkçe: Japon kuş kirazı)
      • Prunus grisea - (Papua New Guinea; (Togoba) Iuimp)
      • Prunus guanaiensis -
      • Prunus ilicifolia - Hollyleaf cherry, Evergreen cherry, Holly-leaved cherry, Islay
      • Prunus incana - Willow cherry, (German; graue Kirschmandel), (French; Prunier prostré, Cerisier prostré)
      • Prunus jenkinsii - (Hindi; bonthereju), (Chinese; 阿萨姆稠李, (Transcribed Chinese; jian he gui ying))
      • Prunus laurocerasus - Cherry Laurel, Common laurel, English laurel, (Dansk: Laurbær-Kirsebær) (Deutsch: Lorbeerkirsche, Kirschlorbeerbaum, Kirschlorbeer), (Français: Laurier-cerise), (Portuguese; louro-cereja, loureiro-cerejeira), (Spanish; Lauroceraso, laurel cerezo), (中文: 桂樱 )
      • Prunus lusitanica - Portugal laurel, (Português: Azereiro, Gingeira-brava, Loureiro-de-Portugal)
      • Prunus lyonii - Hollyleaf cherry, Catalina Cherry, Catalina Island cherry
      • Prunus myrtifolia - West Indian cherry, Myrtle Laurel Cherry, West Indies cherry, (Brazilian Portuguese; coração de negro, pessegueiro bravo), (French; Bois noyo)
      • Prunus napaulensis (syn. Prunus nepaulensis) - Khasia cherry, Nepal bird cherry
      • Prunus obtusata - (Chinese; 细齿稠李 )
      • Prunus occidentalis - Western cherry laurel, almendrón, almendrillo
      • Prunus padus - Bird cherry, European bird cherry
        • Prunus padus var. asiatica -
        • Prunus padus var. commutata - Asian bird cherry, Eastern Asia
        • Prunus padus var. glauca -
        • Prunus padus var. laxa -
        • Prunus padus var. padus - European bird cherry, Europe and western Asia
        • Prunus padus var. petraea -
        • Prunus padus var. pubescens -
        • Prunus padus var. seoulensis -
      • Prunus phaeosticta - (Chinese; 腺叶野樱 (Transcribed Chinese; xian ye gui ying) )
      • Prunus pygeoides - (Chinese; 云南桂樱 )
      • Prunus serotina - Black cherry, Rum cherry, Wild Black Cherry, Black chokecherry, (French; Cerisier tardif, Cerisier noir, Cerisier d'automne), (Spanish; Cerezo), (German; Spät-Traubenkirsche, Herbstkirsche), (Italian; pruno tardivo), (French Canada; Merisier)
        • Prunus serotina var. alabamensis -
        • Prunus serotina var. rufula - Black cherry, Southwestern chokecherry
        • Prunus serotina var. salicifolia (syn. Prunus salicifolia) - Singapore cherry, Tropic cherry, Capulin Cherry, Capulin black cherry, (French; capulin), (Spanish; capulí)
        • Prunus serotina var. virens - Black Cherry
      • Prunus spinulosa - (Japanese Romaji; rinboku), (Chinese; 刺叶稠李 )
      • Prunus ssiori - Hokkaido bird cherry, (Hokkaidō), (Japanese; shuri-zakura), (Chinese; 库页稠李 (Transcribed Chinese; ku ye chou li))
      • Prunus turneriana - Almondbark, Wild almond
      • Prunus undulata - (Transcribed Chinese; jian ye gui ying)
      • Prunus virginiana - Chokecherry, Choke cherry, Bitter-berry, Virginia bird cherry, (French; Cerisier de Virginie), (Deutsch; Virginische Traubenkirsche)
      • Prunus wilsonii - (Chinese; 绢毛稠李 (Transcribed Chinese; juan mao chou li))
      • Prunus zippeliana - (Chinese; 大叶稠李 (Transcribed Chinese; da ye gui ying)), (Japanese Rōmaji; bakuchi-no-ki)

Prunus Nothospecies, Hybrids

  • Prunus × compta (Prunus leveilleana × Prunus sargentii) -
  • Prunus × eminens (Prunus cerasus × Prunus fruticosa) - Semisour cherry, (German; mittlere Weichsel)
  • Prunus × fontanesiana (Prunus avium × Prunus mahaleb) -
  • Prunus × furuseana (Prunus incisa × Prunus jamasakura) -
  • Prunus × gondouinii (Prunus avium × Prunus cerasus) -
  • Prunus × hillieri (Prunus incisa × Prunus sargentii) -
  • Prunus × incam (Prunus incisa × Prunus campanulata) - Okamé Cherry
  • Prunus × javorkae (Prunus fruticosa × Prunus mahaleb) -
  • Prunus × juddii (Prunus sargentii × Prunus × yedoensis) -
  • Prunus × meyeri (Prunus maackii × Prunus maximowiczii) -
  • Prunus × mohacsyana (Prunus avium × Prunus fruticosa) -
  • Prunus × schmittii (Prunus canescens × Prunus avium) - (Swedish; mahognykörsbär)
  • Prunus × sieboldii (Prunus apetala × Prunus serrulata) -
  • Prunus × stacei (Prunus avium × Prunus cerasus × Prunus fruticosa) -
  • Prunus × subhirtella 'Pendula' (syn. Prunus pendula) - Higan cherry, Spring cherry, Winter-flowering cherry, Rosebud cherry.
  • Prunus × subhirtella 'Jugatsu-zakura' (syn. Prunus × subhirtella 'Autumnalis') -
  • Prunus × subhirtella 'Autumnalis Rosea' -
  • Prunus × tschonoskii (Prunus apetala × Prunus leveilleana) -
  • Prunus × yedoensis - Yoshino cherry, Tokyo cherry, (Japanese: 染井吉野 Somei Yoshino), Potomac cherry, Tokiokirsche, Cerisier Yoshino
  • Prunus × yuyamae ( Prunus incisa × Prunus verecunda) -

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