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Related to eriobotrya japonica: loquat tree
Grows to 30 ft (10m) Alternate simple ribbed leaves with leathery texture, lighter colored fuzzy underside. 5-petal white sweet-smelling flowers. Yellow orange awesome-tasting fruit with 5 seeds grows in clusters and tastes like a combination of peach, citrus and mango. Cancer prevention, pancreas support for diabetes, HIV, respiratory, cough, expectorant, calming sedative, vitamins A,B,C, vision, lungs, diabetes, high fiber, nausea, beta carotene, potassium, blood pressure
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