3340.000 Eriobotrya Lindl.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the genus

Evergreen shrubs and small trees. Leaves large, alternate, strongly veined. Flowers white, in terminal panicles. Calyx lobes 5, persistent at apex of fruit. Petals 5, long-clawed. Ovary inferior. Ovules 2 per loculus. Fruit a pome with 1, 2 or few large seeds.

Derivation of name: from Greek: erion meaning wool and botrys, a bunch of grapes, alluding to the woolly inflorescences.

Worldwide: 26 species from Himalayas to E Asia to W Malesia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Eriobotrya:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Eriobotrya

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eriobotrya
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eriobotrya
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eriobotrya
Wikipedia: Eriobotrya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eriobotrya
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriobotrya

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Eriobotrya.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1596, retrieved 26 September 2022

Site software last modified: 12 October 2020 10:30pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use