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, Latin Padus, longest river of Italy, c.405 mi (650 km) long, rising in the Cottian Alps of Piedmont, NW Italy. It winds generally east in a wide valley, past Turin, Pavia, Piacenza, Cremona, and Ferrara, to enter the Adriatic Sea through several mouths.
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a genus of low trees and, rarely, shrubs of the family Rosaceae. The simple, alternate leaves have early-falling stipules. The white flowers are gathered into racemes. The fruit is a drupe.

There are about 15 species (according to other data, as many as 27), distributed in Eurasia and North America. The USSR has four native species and several others under cultivation. The bird cherry or cluster cherry (P. avium, formerly P. racemosa), a tree reaching 17 m in height and 40 cm in diameter, is found in the European USSR, Western Siberia, the Caucasus, and certain regions of Middle Asia. The tree grows mainly on rich soils, often in river forests. It is cultivated in orchards and parks. The flowers have a strong fragrance; the plant is a good nectar-bearer. The fruits are used as food and for coloring alcoholic beverages. Teas or infusions made from the fruits are used as binding agents to treat diarrhea. The bark yields dye, and the close-grained wood is used in the production of various articles. The closely related P. asiatica grows in Eastern Siberia and the Far East. P. ssiori and P. maackii grow in the Far East; the latter was used by I. V. Michurin to develop Cerapadus. The American chokecherry (P. virginiana)and wild black cherry (P. serotina)are commonly cultivated.

The genus Padus is closely related to the genus Cerasus and somewhat related to the genera Laurocerasus, Prunus, and Amygdalus. The five genera are often united in the single genus Prunus.

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The cherries then were Cerasus; the almonds and peaches Amygdalus; the plums were Prunus; the apricots were Armeniaca; and bird cherries Padus. The laurels or cherry laurels were Lauro-cerasus." Johnson said the botanists finally decided to put all the trees back into the single genus Prunus because, "They all have a single female organ in a five-petalled flower, and consequently a single-stoned fruit."
The big Prunus padus that was the centrepiece of part of this area has gone.
The big Prunus padus that was the centerpiece of part of this area has gone.
This was done for all specimens inside the plot area for rowan Sorbus aucuparia, pine, juniper, spruce, aspen Populus tremula, sallow Salix caprea and other Salix sp., whereas for the tree species birch, alder, bird cherry Prunus padus, hazel Corylus avellana, oak Quercus robur and holly Ilex aquifolium, only a single tree nearest to the middle of the plot was examined partly due to high abundance locally.
Betula20 Betula pendula, Populus balsamifera, planted Hippophae Populus tremula rhamnoides, Swida sp., Caragana arborescens, Elaeagnus commutata, Padus avium Betula20 Hippophae rhamnoides Betula pendula, Populus natural balsamifera, Populus tremula, Pinus sylvestris, Picea abies, Salix sp.
autumn colours: colour preference of Rhopalosiphum padi on Prunus padus.
Flowering cherries are not my favourites, apart from some of the white, single-flowered varieties such as the winter-flowering Prunus x subhirtella `Autumnalis' (8m, 25ft) and the native bird cherry Prunus padus (6m, 20ft).
Dominating tree species on the mountain sides are birch (Betula pubescens) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), interspersed with rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), aspen (Popuhts tremula), grey alder (Alnus incana), bird cherry (Prunus padus), and willow species (Salix spp.) along the rivers (Saether and Heim 1993, Solberg et al.
gmelinii]) and rhododendron (Rhododendron dahuricum), while in the southern sector there is a dense network of streams and sphagnum bogs, with patches of an unusual willow (Salix [=Chosenia] macrolepis) and bird cherry (Prunus padus).
In Lithuanian habitats, M avellanarius also prefers sites with a better-developed and inter-connected understorey, particularly with a good cover of hazel (Corylus avellana) and plentiful bird cherry (Padus avium) trees and a high diversity of woody plant species in the understorey and overstorey (Juskaitis & Siozinyte 2008, Juskaitis et al.