or Cabrillet

tree of the family Boranigaceae

Etymology: named according to Georg Dionys Ehret (1708-70), German naturalist painter, a contemporary of Carl von Linné (his collection of illustrations, published in 1736, follows classification, recently proposed by Linné founded on the sexuality of flowers).
Origin: China. Ehretia macrophylla (big leaves) is native to the Himalayas.
Habitat: support the dry and hot soils. It can be seen at Paris Gardens (Parc floral, Parc de Bagatelle, Jardin des Plantes).
Height:10 m tall.

Bark black, deeply cracked.

Oblong leaves, softened on underside, harsh on the top (comparable to the mulberry leaves to paper).

Small white flowers in racemes, in June, which smells sweet.
Green yellow fruits, of 0,8 cm in diameter, in clusters, in September.

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