Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.

  • Family : ROSACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rosaceae
  • Species : Eriobotrya japonica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.
  • Common name : Loquat Tree
  • Vernacular name : Lokat (Hin.)
  • Collection Nos : R.R.Rao 721
  • Key identification features : A small evergreen tree with a rounded crown, short trunk and wolly new twigs. Bark with lenticels and evenly spaced markings. Leaves are simple, alternate, margin serrate and densely hair beneath. Flowers are creamish-white produced on stiff panicles and with a sweet aroma. Fruit is soft and fleshy, yellow when young.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : China
  • Comments : Fruits are edible, sweetest when soft and yellow.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Hassan, Kolar, Mysore
  • Floras referred : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka


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