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Pyrus spinosa Forss., 1775

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Pyrus spinosa Forss., 1775
Syn. : Pyrus parviflora Desf., Pyrus amygdaliformisVilm.
Common names: Almond-leaved Pear, Wild pear [En], Poirier à feuilles d’amandier, Poirier épineux [Fr], Pero mandorlino [It], Peral de hoja de almendro, Perelloner [Es], Αγκορτσιά , Αγκούτσακος , Αγριοαπιδιά , Γκορτσιά [Gr], Badem Yapraklı Ahlat, Ahlat Ağacı [Tu]

Agiassos, Lesvos ● Greece

Description: Deciduous shrub or small tree to 6m, often densely brahcned and sometimes spiny. Branches grey, hairy when young. Leaves green and shiny at maturity, narrow-lanceolate to elliptical, occasionally 3-lobed. Flowers white, borne in dense clusters.
Fruits globose, up to 3cm in diameter, yellow-brown when ripe, edible, raw or cooked.

Habitat: Dry rocky, often open habitants, mountainsides until 1 700m. Flowering in March-April.

Distribution: Southern France, Southern Italy, Greece (except Crete), Albania, Fyrom, Bulgaria, Minor Asia.

References :
Blamey M., Grey-Wilson Ch., 2005. Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean, Domino Guides, London.
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