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Prunus occidentalis

Prunus occidentalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Species: P. occidentalis
Binomial name
Prunus occidentalis
  • Cerasus occidentalis (Sw.) Dum. Cours.[1]
  • Laurocerasus occidentalis (Sw.) M. Roem.[2]
  • Lauro-cerasus occidentalis (Sw.) M. Roem.[2]

Prunus occidentalis is a plant in the Rosaceae family of the Rosales order.[2][3] The plant can be found in the Caribbean, Central America and northern South America.[4] It is native to Puerto Rico.[5] Its Spanish common names include almendrón.[4] Its English common name is the western cherry laurel.[5] The plant is common in the Toro Negro State Forest.[6]


  1. ^ Cerasus occidentalis (Sw.) Dum. Cours. The Plant List. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Prunus occidentalis Sw.; Taxonomic Serial No.: 504624. ITIS Report. Taxonomic Serial No.: 32224. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. White House Subcommittee on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics. USGS Reston, VA. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  3. ^ Cerasus occidentalis (Sw.) Dum. Cours. Tropicos. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b Prunus occidentalis Sw., Almendrón: Rosaceae, Familia de las rosas. Salvador E. Alemañy-Merly. U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  5. ^ a b Prunus occidentalis Sw.; western cherry laurel. USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service. Plants Database. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  6. ^ Bosques de Puerto Rico: Bosque Estatal de Toro Negro. Hojas de Nuestro Ambiente. July 2008. [Publication/Issue: P-030] Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. (In Spanish) Retrieved 2 September 2013.
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