Pyrus nivalis

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Pyrus nivalis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Pyrus
P. nivalis
Binomial name
Pyrus nivalis

Pyrus nivalis, commonly known as yellow pear or snow pear, is a species of tree in the family Rosaceae that grows naturally from South-East Europe to Western Asia. Like most pears, its fruit can be eaten raw or cooked; it has a mild sour taste. The plant is very colorful and may grow up to 10 meters tall and 8 meters wide. It is a very hardy plant that is able to survive with a small supply of water and can brave very high/low temperatures. It may hybridize with other pears, producing, for example, Pyrus austriaca in a cross with Pyrus pyraster.[1]

Pyrus nivalis flower.jpg


  1. ^ Sansavini, Silviero (2002). Proceedings of the VIIIth International Symposium on Pear. Ferrara-Bologna, Italy: International Society for Horticultural Science. pp. 191–192.

External links[edit]

  1. Information from Plants for a Future database
  2. Description of the Plant from Plants for a Future
  3. Physical Appearance at