Pyrus communis

ClassificationDicots
FamilyRosaceae
Family (Traditional)Rosaceae
GenusPyrus
SpeciesPyrus communis L.
Common Namecommon pear, Kulturbirne
Growth Habittree
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: tree; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Broadly Elliptic;Broadly Oblong;Elliptic;Oblong;Ovate; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Serrulate;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: White; Fruit Color: Yellow ;
*Average C-Value: 0.1
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Pyrus amphigenea Pyrus x amphigenea Domin ex Dostalek
Pyrus sativa Pyrus sativa DC.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bath (KY), Campbell (KY), Carter (KY), Clark (KY), Clinton (KY), Fayette (KY), Floyd (KY), Franklin (KY), Hardin (KY), Harlan (KY), Hart (KY), Henry (KY), Hopkins (KY), Jackson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Jessamine (KY), Lee (KY), Letcher (KY), Lincoln (KY), Lyon (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Metcalfe (KY), Monroe (KY), Montgomery (KY), Nicholas (KY), Oldham (KY), Perry (KY), Pulaski (KY), Robertson (KY), Trigg (KY), Woodford (KY), Bedford (TN), Bledsoe (TN), Blount (TN), Cannon (TN), Carroll (TN), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Hamilton (TN), Henderson (TN), Henry (TN), Jefferson (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Lewis (TN), McMinn (TN), Marion (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Pickett (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Robertson (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Shelby (TN), Smith (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, TENN, UCHT, ETSU, MTSU, SWMT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1939 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100629805 Madison Kentucky 24 Apr 1983 Michael Lynn
13
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629706 Carter Kentucky 01 Jul 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
10637
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629789 Letcher Kentucky 07 Apr 1979 Jeffrey D. Sole
660
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629813 Metcalfe Kentucky 15 Apr 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
2941
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629748 Harlan Kentucky 26 May 1994 Bryce D. Fields
787
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629698 Bath Kentucky 23 May 1984 Julian Campbell
264
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629888 Robertson Kentucky 19 Jun 2003 Timothy J. Weckman
8163
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629797 Lincoln Kentucky 30 Sep 2003 Scott Slankard
2
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629722 Clinton Kentucky 07 Jul 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-428
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629847 Perry Kentucky 06 Jul 1986 Earlis Thornsberry
129
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629771 Lee Kentucky 27 Apr 1996 Danny Husband
34
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629763 Henry Kentucky 19 Jul 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne
5939
EKY
Pyrus communis
BEREA021079 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Pyrus communis
BEREA021080 Floyd Kentucky
BEREA
Pyrus communis
ETSU007665 Unicoi Tennessee 17 Mar 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Pyrus communis
31234100629755 Hart Kentucky 10 May 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
6901
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629854 Woodford Kentucky 01 Sep 1992 Judith E. Rozeman
62
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629839 Montgomery Kentucky 14 Apr 1984 Julian Campbell
16
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100727617 Jackson Kentucky 00 May 1993 J. Abner
93-30
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629714 Clark Kentucky 17 Apr 1994 L. A. Lisle
8
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629862 Tennessee 01 Aug 1985 Ronald L. Jones
4496
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629730 Franklin Kentucky 15 Apr 1983 Steven Rice
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629821 Metcalfe Kentucky 30 Jun 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne
5723
EKY
Pyrus communis
31234100629870 Fayette Kentucky 1997-Not shown-Not shown Danny Husband
449
EKY
Pyrus communis
BEREA021081 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Pyrus communis
31973000018458 McCreary Kentucky
KNK
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115587 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115594 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115605 Jessamine Kentucky
TENN
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115586 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Pyrus communis
31973000018456 Nicholas Kentucky
KNK
Pyrus communis
31973000018457 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115590 Lewis Tennessee
TENN
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115588 Jefferson Tennessee
TENN
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115585 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115603 Carter Kentucky
TENN
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115591 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115608 Metcalfe Kentucky
TENN
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115604 Hart Kentucky
TENN
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115609 Metcalfe Kentucky
TENN
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115593 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115584 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115592 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115583 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Pyrus communis
UCHT014955 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT014941 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT014951 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT014950 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT014946 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT014954 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT014945 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
APSC0005099 Montgomery Tennessee 10 Sep 1968 E.W. Chester
2190
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0005117 Lyon Kentucky 09 Apr 1987 Edward W. Chester
87-48
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0102309 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0096522 Monroe Kentucky 01 Mar 1989
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0005115 Stewart Tennessee 01 Apr 1981 Jackie Stack & Larry Carpenter
1134
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0005100 Stewart Tennessee 09 Apr 1968 H.R. Brock
3367
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0005102 Henry Tennessee 14 Mar 1990 Edward W. Chester
90-15
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0104931 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0103130 Henry Kentucky
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0104932 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0005101 Stewart Tennessee 19 Mar 1982 Edward W. Chester
82-24
APSC
Pyrus communis
TENN-V-0115589 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Pyrus communis
UCHT014947 Bledsoe Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT014953 Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT014943 McMinn Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT014956 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT014944 Rhea Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
APSC0005113 Lyon Kentucky 08 Apr 1986 Edward W. Chester
86-42
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0097173 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0005103 Giles Tennessee 08 May 2004 Dwayne Estes
5968
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0096525 Hopkins Kentucky
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0104933 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0051970 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0005114 Stewart Tennessee 07 Aug 1974 Edward W. Chester & Joe Schibig
2849
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0005104 Trigg Kentucky 02 Apr 1981 Edward W. Chester
81-11
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0096156 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Pyrus communis
HTTU015174 Pickett Tennessee
HTTU
Pyrus communis
HTTU015169 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Pyrus communis
HTTU015172 Sequatchie Tennessee
HTTU
Pyrus communis
HTTU015171 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Pyrus communis
HTTU030082 Tennessee
HTTU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008302 Rutherford Tennessee 01 Apr 1993 David Moore
13
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008300 Rutherford Tennessee 25 Mar 1995 Kenya Beverly
5
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008271 Rutherford Tennessee 04 Oct 2000 Angela Cathey
78
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008285 Davidson Tennessee 16 Oct 1988 Guy Murphree
37
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008272 Cannon Tennessee 01 Apr 1994 Chris Robbins
32
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008299 Rutherford Tennessee 20 Mar 1995 Dawn Cayll
2
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008312 DeKalb Tennessee 29 Mar 1986 Mike Trapp
33
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008308 DeKalb Tennessee 20 Mar 1991 Riki Howard
44
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008264 Warren Tennessee 22 Mar 1994 Melissa Dorrell
9
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008262 Davidson Tennessee 15 Sep 1993 Bill Duke
32
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008295 Rutherford Tennessee 08 Mar 1997 Shane Wallace
9
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008289 Rutherford Tennessee 15 Mar 2000 Sara Little
93
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008273 Henderson Tennessee 08 Sep 2002 Stan Frazier
14
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008304 Coffee Tennessee 20 Mar 1994 Charles Lawson
33
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008266 Rutherford Tennessee 20 Mar 1995 Kelly M. Skelton
77
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008274 Cannon Tennessee 29 Mar 2009 Rachel Sellers
7
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008309 Sumner Tennessee 30 Mar 1986 Debbie Collins
11
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008316 Rutherford Tennessee Steve Edwards
16
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008282 Rutherford Tennessee Vickie Hillis
58
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008276 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Sep 1981 Don F. Brown
62
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008329 Rutherford Tennessee 25 Oct 1998 Sherry Prayter
46
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008270 Bedford Tennessee 01 Apr 2000 Angela Cathey
48
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008263 Davidson Tennessee 02 Apr 1994 Karen King
9
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008275 Cannon Tennessee 12 Apr 2009 Rachel Sellers
21
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008283 Warren Tennessee Mary Lynne Smoot
38
MTSU
Pyrus communis
APSC0005118 Lyon Kentucky 02 Apr 1981 Edward W. Chester
81-10
APSC
Pyrus communis
APSC0005116 Trigg Kentucky 10 Apr 1985 Edward W. Chester
85-74
APSC
Pyrus communis
HTTU015173 Tennessee
HTTU
Pyrus communis
HTTU015170 Williamson Tennessee
HTTU
Pyrus communis
HTTU028915 Smith Tennessee
HTTU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008305 Davidson Tennessee 16 Apr 1994 Jamie Ellis
28
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008203 Rutherford Tennessee 03 Apr 2001 Leslie Dudley
5
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008277 Rutherford Tennessee 24 Oct 1979 Bill Walker
41
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008281 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Oct 1979 Valerie Schulz
63
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008314 Franklin Tennessee V. Francis
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008307 Robertson Tennessee 13 Apr 1992 Theresa DePalo
38
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008268 Williamson Tennessee 23 Oct 1998 Justin Zelnik
37
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008291 Franklin Tennessee Thomas A. Searson
42
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008280 Coffee Tennessee 06 Oct 1979 Valerie Schulz
21
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008286 Williamson Tennessee 28 Sep 1989 Marcia Anderton
96
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008303 Davidson Tennessee 24 Mar 1995 Bill Duke
19
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008269 Rutherford Tennessee 11 Sep 1999 Sara Little
45
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008310 Rutherford Tennessee 05 Mar 1987 Brad Hard
14
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008311 Rutherford Tennessee 13 Mar 1990 Hope Dodson
6
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008315 Davidson Tennessee 24 Mar 1986 Ramona Winters
13
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008306 Rutherford Tennessee 05 Apr 1993 Scott Joslin
60
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008287 Rutherford Tennessee 13 Nov 1979 Jamie Jones
85
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008298 Morgan Tennessee Duane Douglas Yeary
44
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008296 Rutherford Tennessee 19 Apr 1997 Shane Wallace
48
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008331 Warren Tennessee 13 Apr 2005 Jamie Hendrix
9
MTSU
Pyrus communis
UCHT031943 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT031942 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT031939 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT031941 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT031940 Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
MTSU008284 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Oct 1979 WM Ponath
57
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008279 Rutherford Tennessee 23 Oct 1979 Esther Woodward
76
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008288 Sumner Tennessee 08 Nov 1991 M R Stewart
30
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008267 Bedford Tennessee 11 Oct 1992 Kelly M. Skelton
39
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008319 Rutherford Tennessee 15 Mar 1982 M. S. Hancock
43
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008313 Rutherford Tennessee 20 Mar 1982 Don F. Brown
2
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008265 Williamson Tennessee 18 Oct 1995 Jennifer Hutcherson
3
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008278 Coffee Tennessee 06 Oct 1979 Don Green
12
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008297 Davidson Tennessee 19 Mar 1997 Amy Lewis
45
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008290 Davidson Tennessee 05 Nov 1984 Don Spires
044
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008318 Rutherford Tennessee 15 Mar 1982 Mike Tatum
1
MTSU
Pyrus communis
MTSU008301 Rutherford Tennessee 25 Mar 1995 Carolyn Pinckley
11
MTSU
Pyrus communis
UCHT031936 Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT031937 Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UCHT031938 Tennessee
UCHT
Pyrus communis
UOS05600 Franklin Tennessee 07 Apr 2005 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Pyrus communis
UOS05599 Van Buren Tennessee 22 Jul 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Pyrus communis
UOS05601 Franklin Tennessee 17 Apr 1969 Woods, W.T.
UOS
Pyrus communis
UOS05598 Franklin Tennessee 07 Apr 1969 Douglas Vanderbilt
UOS
Pyrus communis
UOS05597 Franklin Tennessee 21 May 2009 Jon Evans
UOS
Pyrus communis
SWMT01717 Tennessee 22 Mar 1939 W. Tyson
SWMT
Pyrus communis
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