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Asimina obovata (Bigflower pawpaw)
Cressler, Alan

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
Size Notes: Up to about 12 feet tall.
Flower: Flowers 4 inches across
Fruit: 3 inches, banana-like

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Yellowish white.



Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Research Literature

Reslit 1011 - Reproductive biology of two Florida pawpaws: Asimina obovata and A. pygmaea (Annonaceae) (1986) E. M. Norman and D. Clayton

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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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 Modified: 2022-09-28
Research By: DEW

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