Pyrus pyrifolia (Burm.f.) Nakai
  • Chinese pear

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Pyrus pyrifolia (Burm.f.) Nakai. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 16 Oct 2021'

General Information

Trees to 7–15 m tall. Branchlets purplish brown or dark brown when old, terete, tawny villous or tawny tomentose when young, soon glabrescent, glabrous when old, sparsely lenticellate; buds narrowly ovoid, apex obtuse; scales tomentose at margin and apex. Stipules caducous, linear-lanceolate, 1–1.5 cm, membranous, margin villous and entire, apex acuminate; petiole 3–4.5 cm, initially tomentose, glabrescent; leaf blade ovate-elliptic or ovate, 7–12 × 4–6.5 cm, glabrous or brown lanate when young, base rounded or subcordate, rarely broadly cuneate, margin spinulose-serrate, apex acute. Raceme umbel-like, 6–9-flowered; peduncle sparsely pubescent when young; bracts caducous, linear, 1–1.4 cm, membranous, villous at margin, apex acuminate. Pedicel 3.5–5 cm; sparsely pubescent when young. Flowers 2.5–3.5 cm in diam. Hypanthium cupular, abaxially glabrous. Sepals triangular-ovate, ca. 5 mm, abaxially glabrous, adaxially brown tomentose, margin glandular denticulate, apex acuminate. Petals white, ovate, 1.5–1.7 cm, base shortly clawed, apex rounded. Stamens 20, ca. 1/2 as long as petals. Ovary 5- or 4-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 5, rarely 4, nearly as long as stamens, glabrous. Pome brownish, with pale dots, subglobose, 2–2.5 cm in diam., (4- or)5-loculed; sepals caducous; fruiting pedicel 3.5–5.5 cm, subglabrous. Fl. Apr, fr. Aug. 2n = 34*, 51*.

  • Provided by: [D].Flora Of CHina @
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    Plants 70–150 dm. Branches purplish brown or dark brown, tawny villous or tomentose when young, glabrescent; thorns usually absent. Leaves: petiole 3–4.5 cm, tomentose when young; blade ovate or ovate-elliptic, 7–12 × 4–6.5 cm, base rounded or subcordate, margins spinulose-serrate, apex acute, surfaces glabrous or brown-lanate when young. Pedicels 3.5–5 cm, pubescent when young. Flowers 25–35 mm diam.; sepals triangular-ovate, 5 mm, apex acuminate; petals white, ovate, 15–17 mm; ovaries 5-locular; styles 5. Pomes brownish with pale dots, subglobose, 20–25 mm diam.; sepals deciduous. 2n = 34.

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    "Differing in its more sharply serrate lvs, slightly larger fls, and subglobose fr, seldom escapes in our range."

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    Distribution Map

    • Introduced distribution
    Introduced into
    • Southern America Brazil Minas Gerais
    • São Paulo

    Other Local Names

    Chinese pear

     Information From

    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
    • A Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    New York Botanical Garden
    Descriptions of plants should be attributed to the full citation for each individual article, chapter or book that is the source for each record, which should include the authors of original publication.
    • C Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
    Flora Of CHina @
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden
    Global Tree Search
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • E Botanic Gardens Conservation International
    CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • G CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).