A genus of about 10 species of evergreen trees and shrubs.  Leaves alternate, simple, lanceolate to broadly elliptic, short petioled or nearly sessile, margins toothed, with straight parallel veins ending in the teeth.  Flowers white in terminal, usually wooly, clusters (panicles), 5 petals, oval or subcircular, 20 stamen, 2-5 styles.  Fruit a pome with persistent calyx teeth, thin covering (endocarp), one or a few large seeds.  Native to Himalyas and eastern Asia.
Eriobotrya: erion, wool, and botrys, cluster.