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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