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Prunus padus
(bird cherry)

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Prunus padus (bird cherry)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Prunus padus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • bird cherry
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Fruits
  • Ornamental
  • Revegetation
  • Shade and shelter

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Flowering branch, with leaves, of Prunus padus. Oxfordshire, UK. May 1999.
TitleFlowering branch
CaptionFlowering branch, with leaves, of Prunus padus. Oxfordshire, UK. May 1999.
Copyright©A.R. Pittaway
Flowering branch, with leaves, of Prunus padus. Oxfordshire, UK. May 1999.
Flowering branchFlowering branch, with leaves, of Prunus padus. Oxfordshire, UK. May 1999.©A.R. Pittaway

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Prunus padus L.

Preferred Common Name

  • bird cherry

Other Scientific Names

  • Cerasus padus (L.) Delarbre
  • Padus asiatica
  • Padus avium Mill.
  • Padus racemosa (Lam.) C. K. Schneid.
  • Prunus racemosa Lam.

International Common Names

  • English: hagberry tree
  • Spanish: ciruelo de Bahama
  • French: cerisier a grappes; cerisier à grappes; putier
  • Russian: cherëmukha obymnovennaya
  • Portuguese: cerejeira-de-Mahoma

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Flaubaum; Gewoehnlicher Traubenkirschbaum; gewöhnliche Traubenkirsche; Traubenkirschbaum; traubenkirsche
  • Italy: ciliegio a grappoli
  • Netherlands: vogelkerseboom
  • Poland: Czeremcha zwyczajna
  • Sweden: haeggtraed

EPPO code

  • PRNPA (Prunus padus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Rosales
  •                         Family: Rosaceae
  •                             Genus: Prunus
  •                                 Species: Prunus padus

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Agroforestry
  • Revegetation
  • Shade and shelter

General

  • Ornamental

Human food and beverage

  • Fruits
  • Honey/honey flora

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Veneers

Woodware

  • Marquetry
  • Turnery