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Asimina obovata

Asimina obovata (Willd.) Nash

Bigflower pawpaw, Florida dogwood , Scrub Pawpaw, Flag pawpaw

Annonaceae (Custard-Apple Family)

Synonym(s): Pityothamnus obovatus

USDA Symbol: ASOB6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Oblong , Obovate
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Base: Cuneate , Rounded
Inflorescence: Terminal
Fruit Type: Berry
Flower: Flowers 4 inches across
Fruit: 3 inches, banana-like
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr



Additional resources

USDA: Find Asimina obovata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Asimina obovata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Asimina obovata


Record Last Modified: 2011-07-10
Research By: DEW

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