Pyrus pashia var. kumaoni (Decne.) Stapf

Pashia Pear

Tree to about 10 m tall, generally thorny, with the shoots and flowers hairless. Young shoots hairless. Leaves ovate to oblong, 6-12 cm long, tapering to the tip, teeth either pointed or rounded. Leaf stalk 1.5-4 cm long. Flowers white, 2-2.5 cm broad, anthers red, stamens 25-30, calyx lobes blunt, styles 3-5. Fruits round, about 2 cm wide, brown and warty, with a stalk 2-3 cm long.

P. pashia is grown only as this variety, which differs from the species in having shoots and inflorescence hairless and ovate sepal lobes.

Himalaya to W China.

Stamens 25-30.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Pyrus L.
species         Pyrus pashia Hamilt.