Pyrus pyrifolia

Family (Traditional)Rosaceae
Species:Pyrus pyrifolia (Burm. f.) Nakai
Common NameChinese Pear; Oriental Pear
Growth Habittree
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: Yes; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: tree; Region of Origin: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Type: Pome; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Hypanthium Present: Yes; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 5; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; GNR (Global Rank)
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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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • 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


SynonymFull Citation
Ficus pyrifolia Ficus pyrifolia Burm. f.
Pyrus serotina Pyrus serotina Rehder

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: Maury (TN), Rutherford (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MTSU

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1979 - 2002

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
MTSU008326 Rutherford Tennessee 26 Sep 1979 William A. Zaharias
Pyrus pyrifolia
MTSU008358 Rutherford Tennessee 10 Oct 1981 Pat Hayes
Pyrus pyrifolia
MTSU008357 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Oct 1979 Don Green
Pyrus pyrifolia
MTSU008356 Rutherford Tennessee 28 Sep 2002 Stan Frazier
Pyrus pyrifolia
MTSU008328 Maury Tennessee 15 Mar 1997 Alana Colvett
Pyrus pyrifolia
MTSU008359 Rutherford Tennessee 15 Oct 1980 Becky Stevens
Pyrus pyrifolia
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