Scientific Name:
Prunus campanulata Maxim., Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg sér. 3, 29: 103 (1883)
Vernacular Name(s):
Bell-flowered cherry; cherry plum; Formosan cherry; Taiwan cherry

Deciduous, small, spreading tree, 3–8 m high when mature (narrow in outline with ± erect branches when young), not armed; trunk short. Lf petiole 12–20 mm long, glabrous; blade thin, obovate to broadly elliptic, (50)–60–130–(170) × 20–60–(90) mm, cuspidate, rounded or occasionally obtuse at base, with both surfaces glabrous with major veins obvious, serrulate with teeth acute; stipules short, triangular, laciniate, deciduous. Fls in umbel-like clusters of (1)–2–3–(5), on very short shoots which elongate after anthesis, not fragrant, pendent; pedicels (8)–12–25 mm long, glabrous. Hypanthium narrowly campanulate; sepals triangular, 3–6 mm long, acute, magenta to dark deep red, glabrous, shining, at first erect but becoming spreading or reflexed. Petals 5, (5)–6–12 mm diam., the lower parts remaining semi-erect and corolla appearing ± campanulate; upper portion eventually spreading, ± broadly elliptic-ovate to orbicular, narrowly emarginate, deep pink to rose-magenta. Stamens slightly < to just > corolla; filaments flushed magenta to crimson. Fr. up to 12 × 10 mm, ovoid, ellipsoid or ovoid-oblong, glabrous, glossy scarlet; stone smooth.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Jul.–Sep.

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