Eriobotrya deflexa. BRONZE LOQUAT. Taiwan

ROSACEAE (Rose family)

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.

Illustrations (links open new windows): habit | habit


Name derivation, genus | species Greek erion (wool) and botrys (cluster of grapes), referring to the wooly inflorescence | deflexa: bent abruptly down

Related material: Canopy Trees for Palo Alto Tree Library

Botanical name index | Common name index | Family home