Feddes Repert. 74: 24 (1967) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Dense, deciduous shrub or tree to 8 m high, sometimes suckering; branches sometimes spiny; young twigs glabrescent. Leaves ovate-lanceolate to elliptic, 3–12 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, base obtuse, apex rounded or acute, margins finely serrate-crenate, glabrous; petiole 10–25 mm long, glabrous. Flowers solitary or in pairs on short lateral shoots, appearing before the leaves; pedicles 1–5 mm long, glabrous. Sepals rounded, glabrous except for pubescent margins; petals obovate, elliptic or suborbicular, pink, fading to whitish-pink or white. Drupe ovoid-oblong, 35–60 mm long, tomentose, grey-green, flesh dry; stone ellipsoid, strongly flattened, pitted, keeled. Flowers Jul.–Aug.
*DunT, *Gold, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, SA. Native to northern Africa and western Asia. Widely cultivated for its edible stone (almond), rarely recorded outside of cultivation in Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|