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ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Sophia
Common name: Pear, Common Pear, European Pear, Bhutan Pear • Hindi: नाशपाती Nashpati • Manipuri: ꯅꯥꯁꯄꯥꯇꯤ Naspati • Malayalam: Salvag • Telugu: Berikaya, Beripandu • Kashmiri: Tang ٹنگ • Mizo: Perthei
Botanical name: Pyrus communis    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)

Pear is an edible fruit native to central and eastern Europe and southwest Asia. Often planted in orchards, the familiar pear tree is a small-medium sized tree. The alternate leaves are shiny and usually oval but pointed, abd finely toothed. The highly distinctive bark is grey and square-cracked. Buds are brown and pointed. Clusters of showy white flowers, 1.5-2 cm across, appear before or with the leaves.

Identification credit: Thingnam Sophia Photographed in Manipur & Kashmir.

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