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Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl)

  • Zhenguang Chen
  • Shunquan Lin
  • Qingliang Liu
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 16)


Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl, n = x = 17) belongs to the Rosaceae Eriobotrya. The crown is of open, round-headed type. Its leaves are large, oblong or oboval in shape. The flower cluster is racemiform, flowering time is from November to December. The fruit matures from April to May, weighs 20–80 g, and appears globose, pear-shaped and oboval. Its seeds are large and each fruit usually contains three or four seeds (Fig. 1A,B).


Somatic Embryo Somatic Embryogenesis Lateral Shoot Normal Shoot Young Fruit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhenguang Chen
  • Shunquan Lin
  • Qingliang Liu
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  1. 1.Fujian Agricultural CollegeFuzhouChina

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