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Taxon: Pyrus communis L. subsp. pyraster (L.) Ehrh.

Genus: Pyrus
Section: Pyrus
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Maleae
Subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 448613
Place of publication: Hannover. Mag. 18:223. 1780 (Beitr. Naturk. 1:100. 1787)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 124 (113 active, 38 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood (especially for musical instruments, as Pyrus pyraster)

Distributional Range:


    • WESTERN ASIA: Turkey

    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy (c.s.), Macedonia, Romania
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Portugal, Spain


  1. Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. 1989-. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares. Note: = Pyrus communis L.
  2. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage Note: = Pyrus pyraster
  3. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6 Note: lists as Pyrus communis subsp. pyraster (L.) Gams ex Hegi; = P. pyraster (L.) Burgsd.
  4. Palombi, M. A. et al. 2007. In vitro regeneration of wild pear (Pyrus pyraster Burgsd) clones tolerant to Fe-chlorosis and somaclonal variation analysis by RAPD markers. Pl. Cell Rep. 26:484-496.
  5. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  6. Volk, G. M. et al. 2006. Diversity of wild Pyrus communis based on microsatellite analyses. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 131:408-417.
  7. Voltas, J. et al. 2007. Phenotypic diversity and delimitation between wild and cultivated forms of the genus Pyrus in North-eastern Spain based on morphometric analyses. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 54:1473-1487. Note: = Pyrus pyraster citing "subsp. pyraster (L.) Gams"
  8. Wolko, L. et al. 2010. Genetic diversity of European pear cultivars (Pyrus communis L.) and wild pear (Pyrus pyraster (L.) Burgsd.) inferred from microsatellite markers analysis. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 57:801-806. Note: = Pyrus pyraster citing "subsp. pyraster (L.)"
  9. Yamamoto, T. & E. Chevreau. 2009. Pear genomics. Genetics and genomics of Rosaceae 163-186. Note: as "Pyrus communis subsp. pyraster (L.)"

Check other web resources for Pyrus communis L. subsp. pyraster (L.) Ehrh. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=448613. Accessed 14 July 2020.