Loquat

Loquat

Scientific name: Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl. 

Local name: Not known

 

 

 

 

 

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae
Genus Eriobotrya
Species E. japonica

Botanical Description

Habit: A large evergreen shrub or small tree, with a rounded crown, short trunk and woolly new twigs.

Leaf:  The leaves are alternate, simple, 10–25 centimeters (4–10 in) long, dark green, tough and leathery in texture, with a serrated margin, and densely velvety-hairy below with thick yellow-brown pubescence; the young leaves are also densely pubescent above, but this soon rubs off.

Eriobotrya japonica fruits

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