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Asimina reticulata (Netted pawpaw)
Cressler, Alan

Asimina reticulata

Asimina reticulata Shuttlw. ex Chapm.

Netted Pawpaw, Woolly Pawpaw, Hairy Pawpaw

Annonaceae (Custard-Apple Family)

Synonym(s): Pityothamnus reticulatus

USDA Symbol: ASRE7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblong
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Acute
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Orange
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Dec
Bloom Notes: Petals often streaked with darker color.


Native Distribution: Peninsular Florida and in a few areas of far South Georgia near the Florida border.
Native Habitat: Moist sands and sandy peat of pine-palmetto flats, savannas, low fields.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Research Literature

Reslit 244 - Acetogenins from seeds of Annona reticulata (1998) F. R. Chang, J. L. Chen, H. F. Chiu, M. J. Wu and ...
Reslit 521 - The olfactory component of floral display in Asimina and Deeringothamnus (Annonaceae) (2009) K. R. Goodrich and R. A. Raguso
Reslit 652 - RAPD inheritance and diversity in pawpaw (Asimina triloba) (2000) H. Huang, D. R. Layne and T. L. Kubisiak
Reslit 1010 - Reproductive biology of Deeringothamnus rugelii and D-pulchellus (Annonaceae) (2003) E. M. Norman
Reslit 1448 - Inheritance of AFLP markers and their use for genetic diversity analysis in wild and domesticated pawpaw [Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal] (2005) Y. Wang, G. L. Reighard, D. R. Layne, A. G. Abbott...

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-23
Research By: DEW

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