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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Rosales

Familia: Rosaceae
Subfamilia: Amygdaloideae
Tribus: Maleae
Subtribus: Malinae
Genus: Pyrus
Sectio: P. sect. Pyrus
Species: Pyrus regelii

Pyrus regelii Rehder, J. Arnold Arbor. 20: 97 (1939).

Pyrus heterophylla Regel & Schmalh., Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 5: 581 (1878).

Native distribution areas:

Middle Asia
Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Additional references

Nikitin, V.V. (ed.) 1949. Flora Turkmenii 4: 1-364. Turkmenskoe gosudarstvennoe izd., Ashkhabad. Reference page.
Korovin, E.P. & Vvedensky, A.I. (ed.) 1955. Flora Uzbekistana 3: 1–824. Izd-va Akademii nauk Uzbekskoi SSR, Tashkent. Reference page.
Pavlov, N.V. (ed.) 1961. Flora Kazakhstana 4: 1-546. Alma-Ata, Izd-vo Akademii nauk Kazakhskoi SSR. Reference page.
Ovczinnikov, P.N. (ed.) 1975. Flora Tadzhikskoi SSR 4. 576 pp. Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, Moskva. Reference page.
Lazkov, G.A. & Sultanova, B.A. 2011. Checklist of vascular plants of Kyrgyzstan. Norrlinia 24: 1–166. DJVU Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2021. Pyrus regelii. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2021 March 24. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Pyrus regelii in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 March 24. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Pyrus regelii. Published online. Accessed: 24 March 2021.

Pyrus regelii is a species of wild pear in the family Rosaceae, native to Central Asia (except Uzbekistan, where it occurs but is considered introduced).[1] A small tree usually 6 m (20 ft) tall, but reaching 9 m (30 ft), its young branches are cloaked in a grey down, which provides visual interest when it is planted as an ornamental.[2] Its leaves, which are also downy when young, are exceptionally variable in shape, sometimes even on the same individual.[2] The fruit are small but typical pears, and are collected and eaten by local peoples.[3] The most xerophytic member of its genus, it is occasionally used as a rootstock for cultivated pear trees, as a garden ornamental, and for reforestation projects, all in dry areas.[2][4]

"Pyrus regelii Rehder". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
"Pyrus regelii Rehd". Trees and Shrubs Online. International Dendrology Society. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
Fern, Ken (30 July 2021). "Useful Temperate Plants Pyrus regelii". Temperate Plants Database. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
Hanelt, Peter (2001). Mansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Except Ornamentals. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. p. 467. ISBN 978-3540410171.

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