Prunus cerasoides Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don (syn: Cerasus cerasoides (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) S.Ya.Sokolov) ?;


Which tree/ABDEC29 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
I found this tall tree growing outside a school building. Its foliage is handsome and the trunk robust. The toothed leaves have prominent tail like apices and have red ribs. Please advise.
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
12 December 2014.

It just occurred to me that the leaves look a lot like that of the Wild Cherry tree. Could I have been fooled by its size? Most of the other trees are much smaller in stature. Cerasus cerasoides, perhaps?

efi page on Cerasus cerasoides 


identification help: 3 high res. images.

The leaf samples appear to be of a Rosaceae member. Note the characteristic petiolar glands in the second image.

One possibilty is

Pl. check.

That was my first impression too while looking at the leaves in isolation. But is it possible for Prunus cerasoides (with its diagnostic ringed, peeling, darkish bark) to have the plain, pale bark seen in the first image?