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Pyrus pseudopashia Yu


Description from Flora of China

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.

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

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


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