Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:
Prunus persica (Linn.) Batsch

Family: Rosaceae Genus: Prunus Species:
Prunus persica (Linn.) Batsch






Synonym Amygdalus persica Linn., Persica laevis DC., Prunus daemonifuga H. Lév. & Vaniot Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Peach, Akroot Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Peach Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Adoo Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude 300 to 2,250 M Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit has yellow or whitish flesh, a delicate aroma, and a skin that is either velvety or smooth (nectarines) in different cultivars
Habitat Cultivated all around the world Bark Type Rugged
Distribution China, France, Italy, Turkey, USA, Iran, Spain, Chile, Greece, Argentina Bark Details Bark is gray with horizontal lenticels, becoming increasingly rough and scaly with age
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Butterfly Park Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
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. Leaf Details Leaves are lanceolate, 7–16 cm long, 2–3 cm broad, pinnately veined

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details