Pyrus cordata

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRosaceaePyrusPyrus cordata

Ecology

In Britain, this small deciduous tree is restricted to just a few hedgerows in Devon and Cornwall. Reproduction is by suckering; fruit-set varies greatly from year to year, and production of fertile seed is negligible. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Oceanic Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Boundary and linear features (eg hedges, roadsides, walls)

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1129

Life form information

Height (cm): 400

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Mega-, meso- and microphanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Clones formed by suckering from roots

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 9

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status

Endangered

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003462

PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (132c)
British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3,
Wigginton, M. J.
, Peterborough, (1999)