Species name:

Eriobotrya japonica

Taxonomy

Family

Species

japonica

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Eriobotrya japonica

Classifier

(Thunb.) Lindl.

Distribution

America, Polynesia, Hawaii, Europe, South East Asia, Japan, Macaronesia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand

Utility

Fruit can be consumed fresh or processed as jam, juice, wine, syrup or as candied fruit. Seeds are rich in starch (20%) and have been used to make wine. Its wood is pink, hard, highly prized by furniture makers. Leaves and fruit have traditionally been considered to have high medicinal value and there is evidence of pharmaceutically active compounds. Unifloral honey. Ornamental plant and biodiversity

Flowering time

X - II

Pollen colour

Light yellow

Pollen

++

Nectar

+++

Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Subtriangular
Eriobotrya japonica
Eriobotrya japonica
Eriobotrya japonica
Equatorial view : Oblate
Eriobotrya japonica
Eriobotrya japonica
Eriobotrya japonica