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Snow Pear Pyrus nivalis (Rosaceae) HEIGHT to 20m <br />
Medium-sized tree. BARK Rough and scaly. BRANCHES Ascending, usually spineless. LEAVES To 9cm long and smooth; blade runs decurrently down petiole. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS White flowers open just after leaves. Fruits, to 5cm long, are rounded, greenish-yellow, with purple dots. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native from France to Russia; planted here occasionally.
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Snow Pear Pyrus nivalis (Rosaceae) HEIGHT to 20m
Medium-sized tree. BARK Rough and scaly. BRANCHES Ascending, usually spineless. LEAVES To 9cm long and smooth; blade runs decurrently down petiole. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS White flowers open just after leaves. Fruits, to 5cm long, are rounded, greenish-yellow, with purple dots. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native from France to Russia; planted here occasionally.

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Date: 26 Aug 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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