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

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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: Genus page: Eriobotrya.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1596, retrieved 15 August 2022

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