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''Mespilus germanica'', known as the medlar or common medlar, is a large shrub or small tree, and the name of the fruit of this tree. The fruit has been cultivated since Roman times, and is unusual in being available in winter, and in being eaten when bletted. It is eaten raw and in a range of dishes. When the genus ''Mespilus'' is included in the genus ''Crataegus'', the correct name for this species is ''Crataegus germanica'' Kuntze.

Similar species: Rosales
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Jul 8, 2017. Captured Jan 1, 2016 00:15 in Unnamed Road, Llandovery SA20, UK.
  • FinePix S9400W S9450W
  • f/5.4
  • 1/181s
  • ISO400
  • 22.8mm