Eriobotrya elliptica Lindl., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 13:102. 1821 (syn: Mespilus cuila Buch.-Ham. ex Lindl.; Photinia elliptica (Lindl.) Nichols.);
SE-Tibet (Mdog Xian), Nepal, Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name:
Nepal Loquat

SK 3702 14 March 2023: 8 very high res. images.

Location: Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Date: 11 March 2023
Altitude: 2203 m.
Habitat : Wild
Eriobotrya ?

Going by keys from Flora of Nepal Online account (as below), it should be Eriobotrya elliptica:
1a Twigs glabrous, 2–4 mm thick … E. dubia

b Twigs tomentose, 5–9 mm thick … 2
2a Leaves densely tomentose below. Stipules persistent, subulate. Cultivated … E. japonica
b Leaves glabrous or glabrescent below. Stipules caducous. Wild  …. 3 
3a Petioles 16–50 mm. Leaves usually only slightly toothed towards apex … E. elliptica
b Petioles 5–9 mm or leaves subsessile. Leaves serrate with hooked teeth in at least apical three quarters of margin … E. hookeriana
In view of the above keys, I have to recheck our earlier observations at

From the same tree on 06 April 2024.
3 very high res. images.






Catalogue of Life  GRIN  The Plant List Ver.1.1  GBIF (with type specimen) Flora of China  Flora of Nepal – On-line accounts  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  

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