Pyrus syriaca, Syrian Pear,
Hebrew: אגס סורי, Arabic: الأجاص السوري

Scientific name:  Pyrus syriaca Boiss.
Common name:   Syrian Pear
Hebrew name:   אגס סורי
Arabic name:  الأجاص السوري
Family:  Rosaceae, ורדיים

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Life form:  Tree
Spinescence:  Stems
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  White
Flowering Period:   March, April
Habitat:   Mediterranean maquis and forest
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Pyrus syriaca, Syrian Pear, אגס סורי


Derivation of the botanical name:
Pyrus syriaca, Latin name of the pear.
syriaca, Syrian
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.

Pyrus syriaca, Syrian Pear, אגס סורי


Pyrus syriaca, Syrian Pear, אגס סורי