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Pyrus salicifolia kz01

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 salicifolia
Varietates: P. s. var. petiolaris – P. s. var. serrulata

Pyrus salicifolia Pall., Reise Russ. Reich. 3(2 Anh.): 734 (1776).

Pyrus argyrophylla Diap., Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 884 (1933)
Pyrus salicifolia f. pendula (H.Jaeger) Geerinck, Taxonomaniac 1: 17 (2001).

Native distribution areas:

North Caucasus, Transcaucasus (Abkhaziya, Adzhariya, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Gruziya, Nakhchivan).
Western Asia
Iran, Turkey.

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

Grossheim, A.A.† 1952. Flora Kavkaza. Tom. 5: Rosaceae – Leguiminosae. 2. ed., 453 pp., Izdatel'stvo Akademii Nauk SSSR, Moskva & Leningrad. BHL Reference page.
Schönbeck-Temesy, E. 1969. Pyrus. Pp. 27-36 in Rechinger, K.H., Rosaceae I. In: Rechinger, K.H. (ed.) Flora Iranica. Vol. 66. 217 pp., 60 tab., Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt Graz. Reference page.
Browicz, K. 1972. Pyrus. Pp. 160-168 in Davis, P.H. (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands. Vol. 4 (Rosaceae to Dipsacaceae). 657 pp. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 0-85224-208-5. Reference page.
Litvinskaya, S.A. & Murtazaliev, R.A. 2013. Flora of the Northern Caucasus: An Atlas and Identification Book [in Russian]. 688 pp., Fiton XXI, Moscow. ISBN 978-5-906171-22-1 Reference page.
Ibrahimov, A.M. & Matsyura, A.V. 2018. The wild pear (Pyrus L., Rosaceae ) species in the flora of Azerbaijan Republic. Ukrainian Journal of Ecology 8(1): 730–735. PDF Reference page.


Güner, A. & Zielinski, J. 1998. Pyrus salicifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998. IUCN Red List Category: Near Threatened. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T34721A9885399.en.
Hassler, M. 2021. Pyrus salicifolia. 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 salicifolia 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 salicifolia. Published online. Accessed: 24 March 2021.

Vernacular names
suomi: Hopeapäärynä, pajunlehtipäärynä

Pyrus salicifolia is a species of pear, native to the Middle East. It is widely grown as an ornamental tree, almost always as a pendulous (or "weeping") cultivar, and is called by various common names, including willow-leaved pear,[2] weeping pear, and similar. The tree is deciduous and of comparatively small stature, rarely reaching 10–12 meters in height. The crown is rounded. It has pendulous, silvery foliage, superficially similar to a weeping willow. The flowers are large and pure white highlighted with black-tipped stamens although the buds are tipped with red. The small green fruits are inedible, being hard and astringent.

This tree is cultivated widely in gardens and landscapes. It grows well on infertile sandy soils due to its spreading root system. The trees flower in the spring, but during the rest of the year can be trimmed back and shaped almost like topiary. This species of tree is very susceptible to fireblight, a bacterial pathogen.

Pyrus salicifolia may also be confused with Pyrus nivalis which is generally taller and hardly pendulous or with Pyrus elaeagnifolia which has broader entire leaves and longer petioles.

The cultivar 'Pendula' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3][4]

Güner, A.; Zielinski, J. (1998). "Pyrus salicifolia". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 1998: e.T34721A9885399. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T34721A9885399.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
"RHS Plant Selector - Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'". Retrieved 30 May 2013.
"AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 83. Retrieved 23 September 2018.

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