from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of trees (the peach), now merged in Prunus.


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  • They were transported along the Silk Road to Persia, where they flourished so marvellously they came to be regarded as a Persian fruit, hence their Latin name Prunus persica.

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  • The principal trees are Balanites aegyptiaca, Salvadora persica, Ziziphus mauritiana, Boscia senegalensis, Acacia laeta and A. albida.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger

  • Particularly rare and threatened plants include Convolvulus persica, Ephedra distachya, Merendera sobolifera, Plantago coronopus and Petunia parviflora.

    Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, Romania

  • Piloo Salvadora oleoides and S. persica also occur scrubland and are virtually the only woody plants found in areas of saline soil.

    Keoladeo (Bharatpur) National Park, India

  • Also from M and M, purple leaf peach, Prunus persica?

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  • In the south (i.e. coastal Mauritania), Sahelo-Saharan linked species such as Acacia tortilis, Maerua crassifolia, Salvadora persica, and Balanites aegyptiaca are well represented.

    Atlantic coastal desert

  • Along the Swartkop and Kuiseb Rivers the A. erioloba forms dense stands with Acacia albida, wild tamarisk (Tamarix usneoides), the mustard tree (Salvadora persica), and the exotic Nicotiana glauca, native to South America.

    Namib desert

  • Cotoneaster persica, Berberis baluchistani, and Ephedra intermedia.

    Sulaiman Range alpine meadows

  • The last of the Asiatic lions, Panthera leo persica, and its prey survive in the shrinking tracts of mixed dry deciduous and teak forests of Gir and its surroundings in Saurastra, Gujarat.

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  • Forest remnants consist primarily of Quercus persica and, up to an elevation of 2,400m, xerophilous forest of Quercus spp., hawthorn (Crataegus), almond (Prunus amygdalus), nettle tree (Celtis) and pear (Pyrus spp) predominates.

    Zagros Mountains forest steppe


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