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.
Source: (2002). Rosaceae. In: . 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.