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 taxon.

Eriobotrya japonica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Eriobotrya:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Eriobotrya

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eriobotrya
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eriobotrya
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eriobotrya
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eriobotrya
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iNaturalist: Eriobotrya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eriobotrya
JSTOR Plant Science: Eriobotrya
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eriobotrya
Plants of the World Online: Eriobotrya
Tropicos: Eriobotrya
Wikipedia: Eriobotrya

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Eriobotrya.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1596, retrieved 22 May 2024

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