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7. Pyrus pseudopashia T. T. Yu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 232. 1963.

滇梨 dian li

Trees 5–10 m tall. Branchlets purplish brown when old, terete, sparsely yellow lanate when young, soon glabrescent, glabrous when old, sparsely pale lenticellate; buds ovoid, apex acuminate; scales pubescent at margin. Stipules caducous, not seen; petiole 1.5–3.5 cm, yellow lanate or subglabrous; leaf blade ovate or narrowly ovate, rarely lanceolate-ovate, 6–8 × 3.5–4.5 cm, lateral veins 7–12 conspicuous pairs, abaxially initially yellow lanate, glabrescent, adaxially glabrous, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin obtusely serrate, apex acute or rounded-obtuse. Raceme umbel-like, 5–7-flowered; peduncle lanate when young, soon glabrescent; bracts caducous, not seen. Pedicel 2–3 cm, initially sparsely lanate. Flowers 9–12 in diam. Hypanthium campanulate, lanate when young, soon glabrescent. Sepals triangular-ovate, ca. 2–3 mm, abaxially sparsely lanate, adaxially densely, margin sparsely glandular denticulate, apex acute or obtuse. Petals white, broadly ovate, 5–8 mm, base shortly clawed, apex rounded. Stamens 25, ca. 1/2 as long as petals. Ovary 3- or 4-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 3 or 4, nearly as long as stamens, glabrous. Pome brown, with pale dots, subglobose, 1.5–2.5 cm in diam., 3- or 4-loculed; sepals persistent; fruiting pedicel 3–4.5 cm, thickened distally, glabrous. Fl. Apr, fr. Aug–Sep.

In mixed forests, thickets; 500--3000 m. Guizhou, Yunnan.

This species is similar to Pyrus pashia var. pashia, which differs by its smaller leaves, tomentose pedicels, caducous sepals, and smaller fruit.


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