species of plant, apricot

An apricot is a drupe fruit. It is closely related to the plum.

Apricot and its cross-section
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Prunus
Subgenus: Prunus subg. Prunus
Section: Prunus sect. Armeniaca
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Two apricots, with a branch of apricots in the background

Description Edit

The apricot comes from a small to medium-sized tree, 8 to 12 metres (26 to 39 ft) tall, with a trunk up to 40 centimetres in diameter with spreading, dense canopy; leaves are shaped somewhat like a heart, with pointed tips, about 8 centimetres (3 inches) wide.

  • Flowers: Flowers are white to pinkish in color.
  • Fruit: The fruit has only one seed; the color runs from yellow to orange and may have a red cast; the surface of the fruit is smooth and nearly hairless.

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