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Prunus verecunda, commonly called Korean Hill/Mountain Cherry, is a native of Japan[2]. It generally has autumnal leaves of reddish-brown or crimson red colour[3]. It has flowers of bright yellow-white colours.

Biochemistry

In this species various new flavonoid compounds have been found. The compounds are pinocembrin-5-glucoside (5,7-dihydroxyflavanone 5-glucoside), geinstein (5,7,4′-trihydroxysoflavone), prunetin (5,4′ dihydroxy-7-methoxyflavanone) and pinocembrin (5,7-dihydroxyflavanone) were found on September 6, 1956.[4]

Habitat

This species is a native of middle Japan, where it is commonly distributed into the mountainous regions.

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