Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Pyrus communis Linn.

Family: Rosaceae Genus: Pyrus Species: Pyrus communis Linn.

Habit

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Bark

Synonym Flower Color White
Common Name Sand Pear, Chinese pear Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Sand Pear, Chinese pear Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Nashpati Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 2000 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit a pyriform (pear-shaped) pome with persistent or deciduous calyx; seed blackish.
Habitat It is a tree of warm temperate and subtropical regions. Bark Type Fissured
Distribution Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Russian Federation, Turkey, cultivated as fruit tree in across the world. Bark Details Bark grey-brown, with shallow furrows and flat-topped scaly ridges.
Distribution in chandigarh Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Deciduous tree up to 10 m tall. Stem bears small, reddish-brown, narrow-angled branches; Bark grey-brown, with shallow furrows and flat-topped scaly ridges. Leaves alternate, simple, elliptic-ovate, margin finely serrate, obtuse tips; Petioles stipulate. Flower corymbose inflorescences, 5-7 showy white, borne from terminal. Fruit a pyriform (pear-shaped) pome with persistent or deciduous calyx; seed blackish. Leaf Details Leaves alternate, simple, elliptic-ovate, margin finely serrate, obtuse tips; Petioles stipulate.
 

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