Almond tree

These are closely related to cherries, belonging to the same genus.

Features of almond trees

  • flowers: in pairs
  • styles: 1
  • seeds: 1
  • ripe fruit 3.5-6cm long, flattened and hairy
Almond tree

Almond tree.

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Almond flower

Almond flowers, in pairs.

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Almond fruit

Almond fruit.

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Flowers in a pair

Flowers in a pair.

Flower with one style

Flower with one style.

Almond fruit

Almond fruit with one seed and hairy outer skin.

Features of cherry trees

  • flowers in clusters with stalks all arising from a central point, or arranged along a short stem, or in spikes
  • styles: 1
  • seeds: 1
  • ripe fruit: less than 2cm long with a smooth apex
  • bark with raised horizontal lines or bands of pores (lenticels)
Diagram of a flower showing the stigma, stamen, style, petal and sepal