Catalan common name : Lledoner.
Spanish common name : Almez. Latonero. Lodón.
Distribution in the islands : Mallorca.
General distribution : Mediterranean
Flowering time : March. April.
Life-forms : Macrophanerophyte.
Habitat : It is an ornamental tree, ideal for forming lines and used to provide shade, it can live up to 5 or 6 centuries.
Uses and properties : Edible or foodstuffs.
Status : Alien species.
Origen : Sud d´Europa, Oest d´Àsia i Nord d´Àfrica
Location on-campus UIB : Espècie molt abundant, freqüent al Jardí de Son Lledó, aparcament de l'edifici Arxiduc Lluís Salvador i plantat en alineació a diversos carrers del Campus.
Description : A deciduous tree that can reach a height of 25m, it has practically smooth, whitish-lead grey bark. The leaves are simple and are arranged alternately, oval-lanceolate shape, slightly asymmetrical, acuminate, with a long petiole and with a finely serrate margin. The upper side of the leaf is dark green and hairy to the touch which makes it slightly rough. There are three veins which are more obvious than the rest and the lower side is lighter and pubescent. The fruit is round and smooth, the size of a pea; at first it is green and finally almost black, it is an edible berry-like fruit with a large stone and little flesh.
Flowering period : April-May