Eriobotrya deflexa. BRONZE LOQUAT. Taiwan
Behind Memorial Church and along the south side of the
School of Education the small trees with shiny leaves are bronze loquats, so-called
from the color of the young leaves. The small fruits are not as messy as big loquats
and are not worth trying to eat, but if you break one open you will immediately
recognize the slippery brown seeds.
ROSACEAE (Rose family)
Name derivation, genus | species Greek erion (wool) and botrys (cluster of grapes), referring to the wooly inflorescence | deflexa: bent abruptly downRelated material: Canopy Trees for Palo Alto Tree Library