The plant around us. Volume 1 The plant around us. Volume I - Page 14

Arbutus unedo English: Strawberry tree It is a shrub or a small tree. Spanish: MadroƱo The average height is approximately 7 metres. The colour of the bark is reddish. The name unedo has the meaning that you can eat only one of the fruits. Leaves The leaves are simple, Fruit Leaves Its fruit, also known as a Flowers The colour of the petals is pale petiolate, decussate strawberry tree, is a spherical yellow like white. and lanceolate. The berry of 1.5-2.5 cm in diametre, blade margin is serrate. soft and with a granulated The flowers have detached petals. surface. The flower is narrow. without hairs and it goes from green to yellow and They are small globular bells. coriaceus. orange and finally to dark red The texture of the leaf is and bright when it reaches maturity, when it is edible.