Eriobotrya japonica (Common names)

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Names in common use


  • English: loquat, Japanese medlar; Japanese plum, Chinese plum
  • German: japanische Mispel
  • Dutch: japanse mispel, loquat
  • Swedish: Japansk mispel
  • Danish:
  • Norwegian: Japansk mispel
  • Icelandic:


  • French: bibacier, bibassier, néflier du Japon / bibace, bibasse, nèfle du Japon, nèfle
  • Italian: nespolo del Giappone / nespola del Giappone
  • Spanish: níspero, níspero del Japón, nisperero del Japón
  • Catalan: nesprer japonès / nespra, nespre
  • Portuguese: nespereira do Japão / nêspera; ameixa-amarela (Brazil)
  • Romanian: moșmon japonez


  • Russian: мушмула японская - mušmula japonskaja
  • Polish: nieśplik japoński, miszpelnik japoński
  • Czech:
  • Slovak:
  • Bulgarian:
  • Croatian: japanska mušmula, nešpola
  • Serb:
  • Slovenian:
  • Macedonian:


  • Latvian:
  • Lithuanian: lokva
  • Albanian: mushmullë e verës, mushmollë e verës
  • Greek: μουσμουλιά, μεσκουλιά / μούσμουλο - mousmoulia, meskoulia / mousmoulo
  • Turkish: Malta eriği, muşmula, yeni dünya
  • Maltese:
  • Hungarian:
  • Finnish: japaninmispeli
  • Estonian:

Sources and commentaries

For most people, this introduced species is now the true medlar, and has taken the name of the European medlar (Mespilus germanica), which is rarely marketed.