Common name: Apricot
Prunus armeniaca L. APNI*
Description: Deciduous tree, new growth sparsely pubescent, becoming glabrous.
Leaves with lamina ± broad-ovate, 3–10 cm long, 3–8 cm wide, apex acute to acuminate, base often cordate, margins regularly toothed, both surfaces usually glabrous; petiole 20–50 mm long, with 1 or 2 glands near apex.
Flowers solitary or paired, c. 25 mm diam., white or pinkish; ± sessile.
Drupe ± globose, minutely pubescent; stone compressed, lenticular, smooth, with 3 ridges along 1 suture.
Distribution and occurrence: often cultivated, occasionally naturalised from discarded seeds. Native of W Asia.
NSW subdivisions: *NT, *ST
Other Australian states: *Qld *S.A. *W.A.
Formerly in family Amygdalaceae.
Text by G.J. Harden & A.N. Rodd
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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