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Pyrus pyrifolia (Chinese pear)

Synonyms: Ficus pyrifolia; Pyrus arakiana; Pyrus asakeensis; Pyrus autumnalis; Pyrus babauttiagi; Pyrus communis var. autumnalis; Pyrus communis var. sinensis; Pyrus cuneata; Pyrus higoensis; Pyrus incubacea; Pyrus kiusiana; Pyrus kleinhofiana; Pyrus lasiogyna; Pyrus montana; Pyrus montana var. rehderi; Pyrus nehiyamadonis; Pyrus pseudocalleryana; Pyrus pseudouipongensis; Pyrus pyrifolia var. culta; Pyrus pyrifolia var. montana; Pyrus saidaeana; Pyrus serotina; Pyrus serotina var. culta; Pyrus sinensis var. culta; Pyrus sohayakiensis; Pyrus tajimensis; Pyrus takuhokuensis; Pyrus tambana; Pyrus tobishimensis; Pyrus togashiana; Pyrus tsuchiyana; Pyrus tungusiana; Pyrus uipongensis; Pyrus umemurana; Pyrus uyematsuana; Pyrus yohrohensis

Wikipedia Abstract

Pyrus pyrifolia is a species of pear tree native to East Asia. The tree's edible fruit is known by many names, including: Asian pear, Chinese pear, Korean pear, Japanese pear, Taiwanese pear, and sand pear. Along with cultivars of P. × bretschneideri and P. ussuriensis, the fruit is also called the nashi pear. Cultivars derived from Pyrus pyrifolia are grown throughout East Asia, and in other countries such as India, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States (e.g., California). Traditionally in East Asia the tree's flowers are a popular symbol of early spring, and it is a common sight in gardens and the countryside.
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Height [2]  33 feet (10 m)
Width [1]  27 feet (8.1 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  Low
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  80 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Medium-Low
Wind Reduction [1]  Medium-Low
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 6 Low Temperature: -10 F° (-23.3 C°) → 0 F° (-17.8 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 8 Low Temperature: 10 F° (-12.2 C°) → 20 F° (-6.7 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Leaf Type [2]  Deciduous
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Structure [2]  Tree
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Alectroenas madagascariensis (Madagascar Blue Pigeon)[4]
Alsophila japonensis[5]
Anastrepha suspensa (Caribbean fruit fly)[6]
Andaspis hawaiiensis (Hawaiian scale)[7]
Archips crataegana[5]
Archips ingentana[5]
Archips xylosteana (Variegated Golden Tortrix)[5]
Aulacaspis rosae (rosa scale)[7]
Blastodacna pyrigalla[5]
Cardiococcus formosanus[7]
Ceroplastes pseudoceriferus (Indian wax scale)[7]
Ceroplastes rubens (pink wax scale)[7]
Chionaspis furfura (Harris's bark-louse)[7]
Cystidia couaggaria[5]
Dysmicoccus wistariae (taxus mealybug)[7]
Eidolon dupreanum (Madagascan fruit bat)[8]
Epitrimerus pyri[9]
Eriogyna pyretorum (Moth)[5]
Eulemur fulvus (brown lemur)[4]
Inurois fletcheri[5]
Lepidosaphes conchiformis (fig oystershell scale)[7]
Lepidosaphes kuwacola[7]
Lepidosaphes ulmi (apple oystershell scale)[7]
Lepidosaphes ussuriensis (dark oystershell scale)[7]
Lobesia virulenta[5]
Lopholeucaspis japonica (Japanese maple scale)[7]
Megabiston plumosaria[5]
Microcebus rufus (brown mouse lemur)[4]
Oemona hirta[10]
Pandemis dumetana[5]
Parlatoria proteus (common parlatoria scale)[7]
Parlatoria theae (tea parlatoria scale)[7]
Phigalia sinuosaria[5]
Phthonosema tendinosaria[5]
Planococcus minor (Pacific mealybug)[7]
Propithecus coronatus (Crowned Sifaka)[11]
Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (mulberry scale)[7]
Pseudococcus comstocki (Comstock mealybug)[7]
Pteropus livingstonii (Comoro black flying fox)[12]
Pteropus rufus (Madagascan flying fox)[13]
Selenia sordidaria[5]
Selenia tetralunaria (Purple Thorn)[5]
Spulerina astaurota[5]
Treron australis (Madagascar Green Pigeon)[4]
Zethenia albonotaria[5]



Attributes / relations provided by
1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Fruit-frugivore interactions in a Malagasy littoral forest: a community-wide approach of seed dispersal, An Bollen, UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN 2003
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
6Norrbom, A.L. 2004. Fruit fly (Tephritidae) host plant database. Version Nov, 2004.
7Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
8The feeding ecology of Eidolon dupreanum (Pteropodidae) in eastern Madagascar, Monica Picot, Richard K. B. Jenkins, Olga Ramilijaona, Paul A. Racey and Stephanie M. Carrière, African Journal of Ecology, Volume 45, Issue 4, pages 645–650, December 2007
9Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
10New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
11Feeding ecology of the crowned sifaka (Propithecus coronatus) in a coastal dry forest in northwest Madagascar (SFUM, Antrema), Claire Pichon, Rivo Ramanamisata, Laurent Tarnaud, Françoise Bayart, Annette Hladik, Claude Marcel Hladik, Bruno Simmen, Lemur News Vol. 15, 2010, pp. 42-46
12Pteropus livingstonii, Stephanie J. Smith and David M. Leslie, Jr., MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 792, pp. 1-5 (2006)
13Not rare, but threatened: the endemic Madagascar flying fox Pteropus rufus in a fragmented landscape, Richard K.B. Jenkins, Daudet Andriafidison, H. Julie Razafimanahaka, Andriamanana Rabearivelo, Noromampiandra Razafindrakoto, Zo Ratsimandresy, Rabe H. Andrianandrasana, Emilienne Razafimahatratra and Paul A. Racey, Oryx Vol 41 No 2 April 2007
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