Trans. Linn. Soc. London 13: 102 (1822) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Tree to c. 10 m high; branchlets densely rusty-tomentose. Leaves lanceolate, oblanceolate, obovate, or elliptic-oblong, 12–30 cm long, 3–9 cm wide, base cuneate, apex acute, margins entire basally, serrate distally, leathery, glossy above, rusty-tomentose below; petiole 6–10 mm long, densely rusty-tomentose; stipules subulate, to c. 15 mm long. Inflorescence a dense, many-flowered panicle to c. 20 cm long. Flowers fragrant; pedicle 2–8 mm long, rusty-tomentose. Sepals triangular-ovate, 2–3 mm long, densely rusty tomentose; petals white; carpels 5, ovules 2 per carpel; styles 5, free. Pome globose or obovoid, 10–15 mm diam., yellow or orange-yellow, tomentose. Flowers winter–spring.
*GipP, *HSF, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, NSW, ACT. Native of China.
Commonly cultivated for its edible fruits. Plants occasionally spreading into nearby bushland in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|