Pyrus amygdaliformis

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Almond-leaved pear
Pyrus amygdaliformis (flowers).jpg
P. amygdaliformis flowers in Italy
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Pyrus
P. amygdaliformis
Binomial name
Pyrus amygdaliformis
  • Pyrus amygdaliformis var. cuneifolia Diap.
  • Pyrus amygdaloides Link
  • Pyrus nivalis Lindl.
  • Pyrus parviflora Desf.[1]

Pyrus amygdaliformis, also known as the almond-leaved pear, is a species of plant in the family Rosaceae.[2] It is native to southern Europe, the Mediterranean, and west Asia. It grows to a height of 3–10 metres (9.8–32.8 ft). It has white flowers which bloom in April–May. The fruits are bitter and astringent. It hybridizes well with Pyrus communis and Pyrus pyraster.[3]

The species was formally described by Dominique Villars in 1807.[2]


  1. ^ "Pyrus amygdaliformis" at EOL [17/03/2013].
  2. ^ a b c "Pyrus amygdaliformis". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  3. ^ Dostálek, Jiří (1980). "Pyrus spinosa und ihre Hybriden in Südwestbulgarien". Folia Geobotanica & Phytotaxonomica (in German). 15 (1): 59–73. doi:10.1007/BF02853139. JSTOR 4180153. S2CID 24838387.