Botany Photo of the Day Mespilus germanica

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    If, like me, you are a fan of the word “bletting”, then medlar is the fruit for you. Bletting is a process whereby the astringent and firm tissues of the fruit are broken down with time into an edible sugary mush. Side-by-side photos of semi-ripe fruit and bletted fruit are available via Wikipedia: Mespilus germanica. […]

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Now Crataegus germanica - genetic analysis placed it embedded in this genus.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I considered that, and certainly the hybrid with local Crataegus in Arkansas? lends weight--I'll probably end up changing it next time I review entries.
     
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