Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Eriobotyra japonica (Thunb. ) Lindl.
ROSACEAE
Loquat
lokhwatsa
Invasive, Potential problem species
Origin: Asia (China and Japan)
Growth Form: Tree
Plant Description: Plant: Evergreen, rounded tree up to 8 m high, with stout branches and rusty woolly-pubescent branchlets. Leaves: Dark green and glossy above, rusty-pubescent beneath, stiff, leathery, obovate to elliptic-oblong, 120–250 mm long, prominently veined, with main veins ending in sharp teeth. Flowers: White, five-petalled, 10–20 mm across, almost hidden in the woolly terminal panicles measuring 100–160 mm in length, May–June. Fruit: Orange-yellow, pear-shaped, fleshy pome, 35–50 mm long, with a few large seeds.
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Control:
Comments: Suspected/Possible
More information:
Weeds & Invasive Plants Home Page
NRCS Plants Database

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J.S. Peterson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Photo - leaves



J.S. Peterson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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