Pyrus pyrifolia (Burm. f.) Nakai

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Pyrus pyrifolia

Photo: Lynda Booth
Northern suburbs, Harare

Pyrus pyrifolia

Photo: Lynda Booth
Northern suburbs, Harare

Pyrus pyrifolia

Photo: Lynda Booth
Northern suburbs, Harare

Pyrus pyrifolia

Photo: Lynda Booth
Northern suburbs, Harare

Pyrus pyrifolia

Photo: Lynda Booth
Northern suburbs, Harare

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Synonyms: Ficus pyrifolia Burm. f.
Common names: Asian pear (English) Chinese pear (English) Japanese pear (English) Nashi pear (English) Sand pear (English)
Description: Tree to 17 m tall. Leaves ovate-oblong, glabrous or becoming so, glossy-green, the margin conspicuously setose-serrate. Flowers white, 6-9 to an umbel. Fruit apple-shaped, very hard and rough, calyx-lobes falling before maturity; flesh very gritty.
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Derivation of specific name: pyrifolia: leaves resembling a pear (Pyrus sp.)
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Worldwide distribution: Native to western and central China.
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pyrus pyrifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pyrus pyrifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pyrus pyrifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pyrus pyrifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pyrus pyrifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pyrus pyrifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Pyrus pyrifolia
iNaturalist: Pyrus pyrifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pyrus pyrifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Pyrus pyrifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pyrus pyrifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pyrus pyrifolia
Plants of the World Online: Pyrus pyrifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pyrus pyrifolia
Tropicos: Pyrus pyrifolia
Wikipedia: Pyrus pyrifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Pyrus pyrifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=218230, retrieved 18 November 2019

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