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Prunus persica (桃花) Peach
(Cheung Chun Ting)
Updated on 26/03/2021
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Prunus persica (Peach) is a common ornamental tree or fruits around the world. It is under the Family Rosaceae (薔薇科). They produce drupe fruits which have skiny exocarp, fleshy mesocarp and a stony endocarp. In the figure, it is an ornamental peach with multiple petals. It also shows multiple stamens and a single pistil which is the characteristic of Family Rosaceae. Fun Fact, the seed can contain high levels of hydrogen cyanide, a poison that gives almonds their characteristic flavour. This toxin is readily detected by its bitter taste. Usually present in too small a quantity to do any harm, any very bitter seed or fruit should not be eaten. Reference: https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Prunus+persica https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peach#Peacherines
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