persica Linn., Persica laevis DC.,
Prunus daemonifuga H. Lév.
||Red - Pink
|English / Trade Name
|Vernacular /Local Name
||300 to 2,250 M
||Fruit has yellow or whitish flesh, a delicate aroma, and a skin that is either velvety or smooth (nectarines) in different cultivars
||Cultivated all around the world
||China, France, Italy, Turkey, USA, Iran, Spain, Chile, Greece, Argentina
||Bark is gray with horizontal lenticels, becoming increasingly rough and scaly with age
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Butterfly Park
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Grows up to 6 m.The leaves are lanceolate, pinnately veined. Flowers solitary or paired, 2.5–3 cm diameter, pink, with five petals. Fruit drupes, yellow or whitish flesh, a delicate aroma, and a skin that is either velvety (peaches). The single, large seed is red-brown, oval shaped, approximately 1.3–2 cm long, and is surrounded by a wood-like husk.
||Leaves are lanceolate, 7–16 cm long, 2–3 cm broad, pinnately veined