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Pyrus elaeagrifolia (Rosaceae) HEIGHT to 10m <br />
Small, often slender tree. BARK Rough and scaly. BRANCHES Spreading and spiny, with twigs covered with grey hairs. LEAVES Alternate, to 8cm long, lanceolate, sometimes toothed at tip, and covered with thick white down, even at end of growing season. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS White, almost sessile flowers open with leaves. Thick-stalked fruits are about 1.3cm long and pear-shaped, sometimes globular, remaining green when ripe. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of the Balkans eastwards; planted here occasionally.
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Pyrus elaeagrifolia (Rosaceae) HEIGHT to 10m
Small, often slender tree. BARK Rough and scaly. BRANCHES Spreading and spiny, with twigs covered with grey hairs. LEAVES Alternate, to 8cm long, lanceolate, sometimes toothed at tip, and covered with thick white down, even at end of growing season. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS White, almost sessile flowers open with leaves. Thick-stalked fruits are about 1.3cm long and pear-shaped, sometimes globular, remaining green when ripe. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of the Balkans eastwards; planted here occasionally.

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Date: 6 Aug 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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