Xylomelum pyriforme (Gaertn.) Salisb. ex Knight

Woody Pear


Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Xylomelum

Category: Tree

Size: To 16' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

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.

History: 

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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