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P persica Pers.

Synonyms
P. sinaica Dum.-Cours.
P. amygdaliformis var. persica (Pers.) Bornm

This is allied to P. amygdaliformis but has larger leaves and longer-stalked fruits, which are round and rather flattened. It was described early in the last century from a plant cultivated in France. It is not a native of Persia in spite of its name, nor of Sinai, and its native habitat, if indeed it ever had one, is not known. It is either a form of P. amygdaliformis or, as Schneider thought, a hybrid.

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