Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Evergreen shrubs or small trees. Leaves simple, alternate, large, serrate or entire, shortly petiolate; stipules deciduous or persistent, sometimes united with petiole. Inflorescence a many-flowered, terminal panicle. Flowers bisexual, white or yellowish. Receptacle (hypanthium) cup-shaped or obconical; sepals 5, persistent in fruit; petals 5, obovate or orbicular; stamens usually 20; carpels 2–5, fused, enclosed in and united to receptacle, walls membranous in fruit, ovules 2 per carpel. Fruit an ellipsoid to subglobose fleshy pome, yellow, dull orange-yellow, or red (not in Victoria); seeds 1–3.

15–30 species from eastern Asia; 1 naturalised in Australia. 

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-12-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Rosaceae
Higher taxa
genus Eriobotrya
Subordinate taxa