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Taxon: Pyrus armeniacifolia T. T. Yu

Genus: Pyrus section: Pashia
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Amygdaloideae tribe: Maleae subtribe: Malinae
Nomen number: 451688
Place of publication: Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8:231. 1963
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name verified on: 06-Jul-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 06-Jul-2011
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • xing ye li   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of Asian pear   (based on complex crosses probably involving Chinese sand pear (probable hybrid derived from Pyrus pyrifolia) fide Acta Hort 634:178. 2004)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of Ussurian pear   (based on probable distant affinities to Pyrus ussuriensis fide Tree Genet Genomes 8:324. 2012)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of pear   (based on complex crosses probably involving Pyrus communis fide Acta Hort 634:178. 2004)

Distributional range:

    China: China - Xinjiang


  • Bell, R. L. & A. Itai. 2011. Chapter 8. Pyrus. Pp. 147–177 in: Kole, C., ed., Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, temperate fruits.
  • Katayama, H. et al. 2012. Phylogenetic utility of structural alterations found in the chloroplast genome of pear: hypervariable regions in a highly conserved genome. Tree Genet. Genomes 8:313–326. [this study did not mention Pyrus armeniacifolia, but it showed that "species and cultivars native to east Asia had the lowest affinity to the cultivars of P. communis"].
  • Teng, Y & K. Tanabe. 2004. Reconsideration on the origin of cultivated pears native to East Asia. Acta Hort. 634:175–182.
  • Teng, Y.-W. et al. 2001. Genetic relationships of pear cultivars in Xinjiang, China, as measured by RAPD markers. J. Hort. Sci. Biotechnol. 76:771–779.
  • Teng, Y.-W. 2011. The pear industry in China. Chron. Hort. 51(2):23–27. [as "not used"].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Pyrus armeniacifolia T. T. Yu:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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