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Cherry, Blackthorn (Prunus)

Family:

rose (Rosaceae)

Flowering period:

March to June

Distribution:

Europe, northern Asia as far as Japan, often used as an ornamental plant and planted in parks, gardens and on streets

Appearance:

deciduous, rarely evergreen trees and shrubs, leaves arranged alternately and in spirals on the branches, single flat leaf blade, leaf margin usually serrated, single flowers, flowers are hermaphrodite and radially symmetrical, seeds have a hard shell and are surrounded by the flesh of the fruit

Allergenicity:

low, there are reports of pollen allergies from Japan (particularly in the case of manual pollination of Rosaceae)

Link zum Pollenatlas: Prunus avium, Prunus padus

Wissenschaftlicher Beirat:
Ass. Prof. Dr. Siegfried Jäger (Medizinische Universität Wien)
Univ. Prof. Dr. Reinhart Jarisch (Floridsdorfer Allergie Zentrum)
Mag. Matthias Werchan (Charité Berlin)
Prof. Dr. med. Karl-Christian Bergmann (Charité Berlin)

Quellen:

Österreichischer Pollenwarndienst, Medizinische Universität Wien, Österreich
Charité, Allergie-Zentrum-Charité, Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Berlin, Deutschland
Wikipedia
www.alles-zur-allergologie.de
22 Jahre Blüh- und Fruktifikationsuntersuchungen der Waldbaumarten im Lehrforst Ofenbach/Rosalia. R. Litschauer. 2010. Bundesforschungs- und Ausbildungszentrum für Wald, Naturgefahren und Landschaft, BFW-Berichte 144, 36 pp.
Waldbau auf soziologisch-ökologischer Grundlage. H. Mayer 1977. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart – New York, 482 pp.

Flowers, bird cherry, by way of example (Image rights: Helmut Zwander)
Flowers, bird cherry, by way of example (Image rights: Helmut Zwander)
Fruit, blackthorn, by way of example (Image rights: Helmut Zwander)
Fruit, blackthorn, by way of example (Image rights: Helmut Zwander)
Habit, bird cherry, by way of example (Image rights: Helmut Zwander)
Habit, bird cherry, by way of example (Image rights: Helmut Zwander)
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