Prunus avium L.


Genus: Prunus

Catalan common name: Cirerer. Cirerer americà.

Province distribution: Balearic Islands. Girona.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca. Menorca. Ibiza.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Eurosiberian

Uses and properties: Edible or foodstuffs. Furniture, construction and tools. Medicinal.

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Macrophanerophyte.

Habitats: Cultivated species. Garden plants. Cultivated specie.

Characteristics: Cherries have shiny white bark, have almost pure white flowers and are united in umbels of two to six, flowers open before the leaves begin to grow or at the same time. Leaves have margins with irregular teeth and are recognizable by the two red glands above the petiole. Flowering in april.