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Pyrus Pyrophorum

This group is characterised by having Pear shaped fruits, the Common Pear being a good example. The flowers are white and showy, and borne in April or May.

Pyrus communis, the Common Pear, is a native of Europe and Asia.

Pyrus elaeegrifolia is a native of the Caucasus and Asia Minor.

Pyrus salicifolia, the Willow-leaved Pear, is a small tree from the Levant, with narrow leaves covered with silky, silvery hairs. The variety pendula has a distinct, pendulous habit.

Pyrus Tschonoskii is a strong growing Japanese tree of recent introduction.