Xylomelum pyriforme (Gaertn.) Salisb. ex Knight

Woody Pear

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Xylomelum

Category: Tree

Size: To 16' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Leaves dark greem, prominent veination, to 8" long, lance-shaped. White to cream flowers on 3" spikes. Pear-shaped brown fruits.

See Australian Plant Image Index for photographs.


Published in Cult. Prot. 105 in 1809. ...grows wild near Port Jackson...

Basionym Banksia pyriformis Gaertn.

Salisb. cites als Hakea pyriformis Cav., which is a synonym.

Also published by R.Br. in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 10: 189 in 1810.

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