Prunus cornuta or Himalayan Bird Cherry is a deciduous medium sized tree having grey brown to brown bark. Leaves are oblong to lanceolate. Small white flowers are found in long drooping clusters. Fruits are round cherries initially red, ripen to dark-purple and black. The fruit gets infected by an insect sometimes and becomes long and horn-like from which comes its specific name cornuta refers to horn like. The fruit is edible and leaves are used for fodder.