Catalan common name : Caqui.
Spanish common name : Caqui. Caqui de China. Kaki. Palo santo.
Province distribution : Balearic Islands.
General distribution : Chinese-Japanese
Flowering time : May. June.
Life-forms : Macrophanerophyte.
Observations : The fruits remain on the tree once this has lost its leaves, giving it a curious appearance.
Origen : Xina i Japó
Location on-campus UIB : Poc freqüent, puntual darrera l'hivernacle, zona Cas Valencià (llibreria Campus), etc.
Description : A small, deciduous tree which rarely grows over 8-10m in height, it has a rounded crown and brown or reddish-brown branches which are covered in hairs. The leaves are oblong, oblong-ovate or elliptic-oval, 5-18cm long, acuminate and decadent in a pubescent petiole. The upper side is glabrous and dark green, while the lower side is pubescent and lighter. The axillary flowers, which are generally tetramers, are yellowish; the masculine ones are normally grouped in threes; the female ones are solitary. The fruit is globular or oval-shaped, 4-9cm in diameter, yellow, orange or red and sweet.
Flowering period : May-june