Rosaceae Week: Pyrus pyrifolia from California

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Gurcharan Singh

08-Oct-2011, 11:47:58 pm08/10/11
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Pyrus pyrifolia (Burm.f.) Nakai var. culta (Mak.) Nakai
syn: Pyrus serotina Rehd.

Common names: Sand pear, Chinese pear, Asian pear, Oriental pear

Tall tree with ovate long-acuminate leaves, 7-12 cm long; flowers 4 cm across, white; fruit mostly apple-shaped, harder. Cultivar is juicy and larger.

Photographed from California stores.

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089

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