3338.000 Pyrus L. - Pears

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Tree. Leaves simple, often long-petiolate, blades usually lanceolate-ovate; margins finely serrate. Inflorescence a corymb or umbel-shaped. Flowers 5-parted; calyx lobes narrowly triangular; white, often pink in bud. Fruit a fleshy pome, usually golden brown.

Derivation of name: Pyrus: the classical name for a pear.

Worldwide: About 70 species, all native to temperate Eurasia.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Pyrus pyrifolia

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communis L.
pyrifolia (Burm. f.) NakaiDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pyrus:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pyrus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pyrus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pyrus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pyrus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Pyrus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pyrus
JSTOR Plant Science: Pyrus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pyrus
Plants of the World Online: Pyrus
Tropicos: Pyrus
Wikipedia: Pyrus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Pyrus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2155, retrieved 28 February 2024

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