Prunus amygdalus Batsch, Beytr. Entw. Gewächsreich 1: 30 (1801) (syn: Amygdalus amara Duhamel; Amygdalus amygdalina Oken ex M.Roem.; Amygdalus amygdalus (Batsch) Frye & Rigg; Amygdalus cochinchinensis Lour.; Amygdalus communis L.; Amygdalus communis var. fragilis Ser.; Amygdalus communis var. macrocarpa Ser.; Amygdalus decipiens Poit. & Turpin; Amygdalus dulcis Mill.; Amygdalus elata Salisb.; Amygdalus korshinskyi var. bornmuelleri Browicz; Amygdalus sativa Mill.; Amygdalus sinensis Steud.; Amygdalus stocksiana Boiss.; Druparia amygdalus (Batsch) Clairv.; Prunus cochinchinensis (Lour.) Koehne; Prunus communis (L.) Arcang.; Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A.Webb; Prunus dulcis var. amara (Duhamel) Buchheim; Prunus dulcis var. fragilis (Ser.) Buchheim; Prunus dulcis var. spontanea (Korsh.) Buchheim; Prunus intermedia A.Sav.; Prunus stocksiana (Boiss.) Brandis) as per POWO
Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D. A. Webb, Feddes Repert. 74:24. 1967  (Syn: Amygdalus amara (C.F.Ludw.) Hayne; (=) Amygdalus communis L.; Amygdalus communis var. amara (Duhamel) Ludwig …..; Amygdalus decipiens Poit. & Turp.; (≡) Amygdalus dulcis Mill. (basionym); Amygdalus elata Salisb.; Amygdalus fragilis Borkh.; Amygdalus korshinskyi (Hand.-Mazz.) Bornm.; Amygdalus ramonensis A. Danin; Amygdalus sativa Mill.; Amygdalus stocksiana Boiss.; Druparia amygdalus (Clairv.);  (=) Prunus amygdalus Batsch; Prunus amygdalus var. amara (Ludwig ex DC.) Focke …..; (=) Prunus communis (L.) Arcang.; Prunus communis f. amara C.K. Schneid. …..; (=) Prunus dulcis var. amara (DC.) Buchheim …..; Prunus korshinskyi Hand.-Mazz.; Prunus ramonensis (Danin) Eisenman; Prunus stocksiana (Boiss.) Burkill);
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Rosaceae Fortnight: Prunus dulcis_ Kashmir : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Almond ;;; Prunus dulcis from Kashmir 

Prunus species taken at a private garden in Delhi on 17/3/12.
Tiny green fruit seen, flowering season was over.
A small tree.

Prunus amygdalus, the almond

So this is the real Almond tree.
Thanks for the id…I was not aware.


Prunus dulcis (Mill.) Webb
syn: Prunus amygdalus Batsch; Amygdalus communis L.
The almond tree, in fruit in Kashmir. I missed flowering but could catch some with young fruits.
The plant was known as Prunus amygdalus till Webb in 1967 suggested the correct combination.
The Plant List which is more known for confusions, seems to have made the worst conclusion in this case. Prunus dulcis (Mill.) Webb. is regarded as synonym of Prunus amygdalus Batsch (1801), but latter is considered as unresolved name. To top it all Prunus amygdalus Stokes (1812) is considered as accepted name.

Almond Tree for Validation : Bhimtal,Uttarakhand : 010413 : AK-3 : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 2 authors.
Seen this Almond tree with small green fruit.
Kindly validate if this is the edible Almond.  

Almond or Badam (in Hindi) is planted in the area around Naini Tal. The photographs here are clicked at a stage when fruits have set, otherwise entire tree remain covered with white flowers. To me it is edible almond Prunus amygdalus (=Prunus dulcis) of Rosaceae.
After few weeks of this stage green fruits are known as ‘green almonds’ in which kernel is watery but tasty. In the areas of large almond orchards in HP and Kashmir green almond are the fruits which have fallen from trees due to wind. These are much liked by the tourists.


Rosaceae Fortnight : Prunus amygdalus : Delhi : 07SEP15 : AK-9 : 09/11 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Almond from Delhi.
Seen in a private garden.
Identified by …


Rosaceae Fortnight : Prunus amygdalus : Bhimtal,Uttarakhand : 07SEP15 : AK-10 : 10/12 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Almond tree seen at a resort.
Identified by …

Yes … Nice photographs.

Almond Tree for ID : Badam : Gulmarg : 230612 : AK-1:
These were seen in a fruit garden on the way from Srinagar to Gulmarg on 11/9/11.
Informed to be the tree of the real Badam, or Almond that we eat as a dry fruit.
…, kindly validate.

To me also appears close to images at Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D. A. Webb

Prunus armeniaca L. : 12 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 5 Mb.
Location: Jomsom, Mustang, Nepal 
Date: 21 April 2013
Altitude: 2743 m.
Habit : Cultivated

Attachments (2) – 1 mb and 5 mb.

To me leaves and flowers look different from images at Prunus armeniaca

I think close to images at Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D. A. Webb

To me, it appears Prunus persica

But flower do not look like matching.
And Prunus armeniaca L. is farmed in Jomsom.

Thanks, …, But to me looks different from images at Prunus persica (L.) Stokes (Cultivated)

…, fruit is somewhat compressed and elongated in Prunus dulcis. It is nearly rounded in Prunus persica.

Another option is Prunus mira, very close to P. persica.

I did not find much image in the net for comparison except for a vidio clip and a full tree. As such, I could not decide. However, it is listed in Nepal.
Flower color is more pinkish than mine.

Appears to be from Rosaceae.

Prunus amydalus, pointed fruit suggests, although broader leaves may suggest P. persica.



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