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Taxon: Pyrus gharbiana Trab.

Genus: Pyrus
Section: Pyrus
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Maleae
Subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 30500
Place of publication: Bull. Sta. rech. forest N. Afr. 1:117, t. 5. 1916
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 10-Jul-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 10 (8 active, 5 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria (n.), Morocco


  1. Aldasoro, J. J. et al. 1996. The genus Pyrus L. (Rosaceae) in south-west Europe and North Africa. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 121:155. Note: = Pyrus cordata Desv.
  2. Bell, R. L. & A. Itai. 2011. Chapter 8. Pyrus. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, temperate fruits 147-177.
  3. Challice, J. S. & M. N. Westwood. 1973. Numerical taxonomic studies of the genus Pyrus using both chemical and botanical characters. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 67:123.
  4. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute. African flowering plants database (on-line resource). Note: = Pyrus cordata Desv.
  5. Hancock, J. F. & G. A. Lobos. 2008. Pears. Temperate fruit crop breeding: germplasm to genomics 10:299-335.
  6. Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire. 1931-1941. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc.
  7. Katayama, H. et al. 2012. Phylogenetic utility of structural alterations found in the chloroplast genome of pear: hypervariable regions in a highly conserved genome. Tree Genet. Genomes 8:313-326.
  8. Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962-1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie. Note: = Pyrus communis subsp. gharbiana (Trab.) Maire
  9. Seemüller, E. et al. 1998. Pear decline resistance in Pyrus communis rootstocks and progenies of wild and ornamental Pyrus taxa. Acta Hort. 472:681-692. Note: this study recognized Pyrus gharbiana as susceptible
  10. Sharifani, M. et al. 2008. Mutations in chloroplast DNA revealed relations and discriminations in genus Pyrus. Acta Hort. 800:355-364.
  11. Valdés, B. et al., eds. 2002. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification Note: = Pyrus communis subsp. gharbiana (Trab.) Maire
  12. Westwood, M. N. 1999. pers. comm. via e-mail from K. Hummer on 12 Oct
  13. Zheng, X. et al. 2014. Phylogeny and evolutionary histories of Pyrus L. revealed by phylogenetic trees and networks based on data from multiple DNA sequences. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 80:54-65.

Check other web resources for Pyrus gharbiana Trab. :

  • 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=30500. Accessed 16 October 2019.