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Pyrus communis (Pear)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Rosales > Family: Rosaceae

Pyrus communis (Pear)

Pears on tree in orchard, Houwhoek, Western Cape. [photos H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Native to Europe and southwestern Asia. Cultivated extensively in southern Africa for its fruit, especially in the Western Cape where it has also become naturalised.