Taxon  Report   10276    
Prunus virginiana  L.  var. melanocarpa  (A. Nelson) Sarg.  
(no longer an active name)
Black chokecherry
Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Prunus
Parent: Prunus virginiana
Toxicity: MAJOR (SEEDS)

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN other name:
Prunus virginiana var. demissa

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Padus melanocarpa
PLANTS: Padus virginiana ssp. melanocarpa
PLANTS: Prunus melanocarpa
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NOTE: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa is no longer an active name.
More information about  Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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Landscape information from Calscape

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Consortium of California Herbaria

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 13, 2019).