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Taxon: Pyrus ×canescens Spach

Genus: Pyrus
Section: Pyrus
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Maleae
Subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 30468
Place of publication: Hist. nat. vég. 2:129. 1834, pro sp.
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31166110
  • • [= P. ×nivalis × P. salicifolia]
  • • valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 05-Jul-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (only cult.)


  1. Bell, R. L. & A. Itai. 2011. Chapter 8. Pyrus. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, temperate fruits 147-177.
  2. Fischer, M. 2007. New pear rootstocks from Dresden-Pillnitz. Acta Hort. 732:239-245.
  3. Fischer, M. 2009. Pear breeding. Breeding plantation tree crops: temperate species 135-160. Note: cites this taxon both as a hybrid and as non-hybrid
  4. Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  5. Westwood, M. N. & H. O. Bjornstad. 1971. Some fruit characteristics of interspecific hybrids and extent of self-sterility in Pyrus. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 98:22-24. Note: not as hybrid

Check other web resources for Pyrus ×canescens Spach :

  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=30468. Accessed 20 November 2019.