Woody pear

Woody pear (Xylomelum occidentale)

Woody pear is a small tree, up to 9 m tall, which grows on the coastal plain south of Perth. It has large, woody, pear-shaped fruits. Xylomelum comes from the Greek xylon “wood” and melon “fruit”.  Flowers are produced in summer.

Ref: “Leaf and branch: trees and tall shrubs of Perth” by Robert Powell.  Published by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, 2009.