Latin name: Pyrus communis
Common name(s): Swiss Pearwood, European Pearwood, Pearwood
Sources: Western Asia to the British Isles
Characteristics: Soft, rich fine texture with reasonably straight perceivable growth rings. Heartwood is warm pinkish to pinkish brown. Veneer is almost translucent.
Common cuts: Plain sliced
Uses: Decorative veneer and lumber for architectural millwork and occasional cabinetry.