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Deeringothamnus pulchellus (Beautiful pawpaw)
Cressler, Alan

Deeringothamnus pulchellus

Deeringothamnus pulchellus Small

Beautiful Pawpaw, Royal False Pawpaw, Pretty False Pawpaw, White Squirrel-banana

Annonaceae (Custard-apple Family)

Synonym(s): Asimina pulchella

USDA Symbol: DEPU6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: To about 18 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May



U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q28O
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (FL)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-05-28
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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