Taxon  Report   6898 
Prunus virginiana  L.  var. demissa  (Nutt.) Torrey
Chokecherry,  Western choke cherry, Western chokecherry

Prunus virginiana var. demissa
© 2008 Keir Morse
Prunus virginiana var. demissa
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Prunus virginiana var. demissa, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Prunus virginiana var. demissa
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Prunus
Parent Record Prunus virginiana.
Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Toxicity: MAJOR (SEEDS)   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Prunus demissa
PLANTS: Prunus virginiana ssp. demissa
ICPN: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 26, 2015).

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