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  Pyrus communis
 
  Family: ROSACEAE
  Citation:  Pyrus communis L., SP. Pl. 479. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 374. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 446(316). 1919.
  Malayalam Name(s): Saberjilli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Common pear, Saberjilli
  Description: Deciduous tree with rounded crown; bark fissured; branchlets glabrescent. Leaves ovate to ovate-oblong, to 15 x 10 cm, base truncate, margin fine-serrate, apex acuminate; petiole to 5.5 cm. Corymbs on short shoots with upto 10 flowers on slender pubescent pedicels to 5.5 cm. Flowers 3 cm wide. Calyx turbinate, 6 mm long; lobes ovate-acute, 6 x 4 mm, serrate on margins. Petals rounded, 1.4 cm wide, white, margins wavy, deciduous. Stamens c. 20, in 2 obscure whorls; filaments 7 mm; disk yellow. Ovary globose, 5-celled; ovules 2, basal; styles 5, each 8 mm. Drupe pyriform, to 7 cm wide; mesocarp very gritty.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-August
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated in the High Ranges
  Distribution: Native of Central Asia and Europe, introduced elsewhere.
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
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