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10a. Armeniaca mume var. mume

梅(原变种) mei (yuan bian zhong)

Description from Flora of China

Prunus mume (Siebold) Siebold & Zuccarini.

Leaf blade ovate to elliptic, thin. Pedicel short, 1–3 mm. Endocarp ellipsoid, base cuneate.

This variety is cultivated for both its edible fruit and as an ornamental, but is unknown in the wild in China except perhaps for plants in N Taiwan that have been called Prunus mume var. formosana Masamune (Annual Rep. Taihoku Bot. Gard. 2: 137. 1932).

Commonly cultivated throughout most of China particularly in areas S of the Chang Jiang [native to Japan and Korea].


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