Eriobotrya japonica

Species:Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.
Common Name:Loquat
Habitat:Rare escapes from cultivation in ruderal areas, urban woodland margins, thickets, or persistent after cultivation. So far, only in southern part of state.
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Growth Habit:Herb
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Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyROSACEAE - Rose family
Genus Eriobotrya
Species Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl. - Loquat


Citation Eriobotrya japonica (Thunberg) Lindley, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 13(1): 102. 1821.
Basionym: Mespilus japonica Thunb. 1780.
Type: JAPAN: Without data, Thunberg s.n. (holotype: UPS-THUNB-11908).

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Crataegus bibas Crataegus bibas Loureiro, Fl. Cochinch. 319. 1790. Without data (lectotype: Plukenet, Amalth. Bot. t. 371(2). 1705). Lectotypified by B. B. Liu et al., Phytokeys 154: 26. 2020.
Mespilus japonica Mespilus japonica Thunb., Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal., ser. 2, 3: 208. 1780. JAPAN: Without data, Thunberg s.n. (holotype: UPS-THUNB-11908).
Photinia japonica Photinia japonica (Thunb.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex Asch. & Schweinf., Ill. Fl. Égypte 73. 1887.Mespilus japonica Thunb. 1780. 
Pyrus bibas Pyrus bibas (Loureiro) M. F. Fay & Christenhusz, in Christenhusz et al., Global Fl. 4: 98. 2018.Crataegus bibas Loureiro 1790. 
Rhaphiolepis bibas Rhaphiolepis bibas (Loureiro) Galasso & Banfi, Ital. Botanist 9: 66. 2020.Crataegus bibas Loureiro 1790. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UWAL0044392 Baldwin 11 Mar 2011 Larsen, Harry S.
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