5 July 2019

LOQUAT is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae, a native to the cooler hill regions of China to south-central China. It is also quite common in Japan, Korea, hilly Regions of India (Himachal), Potohar and foothill regions of Pakistan and some can be found in some Northern part of the Philippines, and hill country in Sri Lanka. It can also be found in some southern European countries such as Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Italy, Albania, Spain and Portugal; and several Middle Eastern countries including Morocco Algeria, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Israel and Lebanon. It is a large evergreen shrub or tree, grown commercially for its yellow fruit, and also cultivated as an ornamental plant. Eriobotrya japonica was formerly thought to be closely related to the genus Mespilus, and is still sometimes known as the Japanese medlar. It is also known as Japanese plum and Chinese plum. It is also known as pipa in China, and Nespola in Italy~05.jpg

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