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Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal
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Asimina triloba, inflorescence - frontal view of flower
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Asimina triloba, inflorescence - frontal view of flower

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Asimina triloba, Paw Paw
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Asimina triloba, Paw Paw

Asimina triloba, inflorescence - lateral view of flower
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Asimina triloba, inflorescence - lateral view of flower
Asimina triloba, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Asimina triloba, inflorescence - whole - unspecified

Asimina triloba, leaf - showing orientation on twig
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Asimina triloba, leaf - showing orientation on twig
Asimina triloba, bark - of a large tree
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Asimina triloba, bark - of a large tree

Asimina triloba, leaf - showing orientation on twig
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Asimina triloba, leaf - showing orientation on twig
Asimina triloba, twig - close-up winter terminal bud
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Asimina triloba, twig - close-up winter terminal bud

Asimina triloba, leaf - showing orientation on twig
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Asimina triloba, leaf - showing orientation on twig
Asimina triloba, leaf - whole upper surface
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Asimina triloba, leaf - whole upper surface

Asimina triloba, twig - orientation of petioles
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Asimina triloba, twig - orientation of petioles
Asimina triloba, inflorescence - whole - unspecified
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Asimina triloba, inflorescence - whole - unspecified

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma microsporella @ BPI (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Botryosphaeria fuliginosa @ BPI (1)

Dothiorella asiminae @ BPI (6)

Phyllosticta asiminae @ BPI (72)

Phyllosticta @ BPI (1)

Sphaeropsis asiminae @ BPI (4)

Sphaeropsis malorum @ BPI (2)
Chlamydomonadaceae  Sphaerella asiminae @ BPI (2)
Cicadellidae  Erasmoneura vulnerata @ III (1)

Eratoneura concisa @ III (2)

Eratoneura era @ AMNH_IZC (1)

Eratoneura flexibilis @ III (4)

Eratoneura gemina @ III (1)

Eratoneura knighti @ III (2)

Eratoneura knullae @ AMNH_IZC (1)

Eratoneura rotunda @ III (1)

Eratoneura separata @ III (1)

Erythridula aesculella @ III (1)

Erythroneura aclys @ III (1)
Derbidae  Otiocerus abbotii @ NCSU (2)
Diaporthaceae  Phomopsis @ BPI (1)
Diatrypaceae  Anthostoma microecium @ BPI (2)

Eutypella herbicola @ BPI (1)
Dothideaceae  Dothidea collecta @ BPI (3)

Dothidea puccinioides @ BPI (1)

Dothidea sambuci @ BPI (1)
Excipulaceae  Dinemasporium hispidulum @ BPI (1)
Flatidae  Ormenoides venusta @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Hypocreaceae  Diplocladium cylindrosporium @ BPI (6)
Membracidae  Enchenopa binotata @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Miridae  Coridromius chenopoderis @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Mucoraceae  Mucor mucedo @ BPI (3)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora asiminae @ BPI (7)

Cercospora @ BPI (1)

Mycosphaerella asiminae @ BPI (2)

Phloeospora asiminae @ BPI (16)
Nectriaceae  Tubercularia asiminae @ BPI (1)
Pleosporaceae  Macrosporium olivaceum @ BPI (2)
Polyporaceae  Fomes viticola @ BPI (1)

Polyporus versicolor @ BPI (1)

Poria versipora @ BPI (1)
Stereaceae  Stereum albobadium @ BPI (1)
Ustilaginaceae  Ustilago nuda @ BPI (1)
Valsaceae  Cytospora carphosperma @ BPI (4)

Valsa ambiens @ BPI (6)
Xylariaceae  Hypoxylon @ BPI (1)
_  Aplosporella asiminae @ BPI (1)

Gloeodes pomigena @ BPI (1)

Melanops @ BPI (2)

Myrothecium roridum @ BPI (2)

Valsaria insitiva @ BPI (1)

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Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal
pawpaw

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General Information
Symbol: ASTR
Group: Dicot
Family: Annonaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Tree
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . South National Technical Center, Fort Worth. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002. Usage Requirements .

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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 83. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
ORAR5 Orchidocarpum arietinum Michx., nom. inval.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Magnoliidae
Order Magnoliales
Family Annonaceae – Custard-apple family
Genus Asimina Adans. – pawpaw
Species Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal – pawpaw

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Threatened and Endangered Information:
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New Jersey pawpaw Endangered
New York pawpaw Threatened

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain
Western Gulf Coast FACU
North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FAC
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FAC
Northcentral & Northeast FAC

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1. Asimina triloba (Linnaeus) Dunal, Monogr. Anonac. 83. 1817.

Pawpaw, dog-banana, Indian-banana, aciminier

Annona triloba Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 537. 1753; A . pendula Salisbury; Asimina glabra Horta ex C. Koch; Orchidocarpum arietinum Michaux; Porcelia triloba (Linnaeus) Persoon; Uvaria triloba (Linnaeus) Torrey & A. Gray

Shrubs or trees , 1.5-11(-14) m; trunks slender, to 20(-30) cm diam.; bark shallowly furrowed in larger trees. Branches spreading-ascending, slender; new shoots moderately to copiously brown-hairy apically, aging glabrous. Leaves: petiole 5-10 mm. Leaf blade oblong-obovate to oblanceolate, 15-30 cm, membranous, base narrowly cuneate, margins scarcely or not revolute, apex acute to acuminate; surfaces abaxially densely hairy, later sparsely so on veins, adaxially sparsely appressed-pubescent on veins, becoming glabrous. Inflorescences from previous year's shoots before or during new leaf emergence; peduncle nodding, (1-)1.5-2(-2.5) cm, densely hairy, hairs dark brown to red-brown; bracteoles 1-2, basal, usually ovate-triangular, rarely over 2-3 mm, hairy. Flowers maroon, fetid, 2-4(-5) cm diam.; sepals triangular-deltate, 8-12 mm, abaxially densely pilose; outer petals excurved, oblong-elliptic, 1.5-2.5 cm, abaxially puberulent on veins; inner petals elliptic, 1/3-1/2 length of outer petals, base saccate, apex recurved, surfaces abaxially glabrate, veins impressed adaxially, corrugate nectary zone distinct; pistils 3-7(-12). Berries yellow-green, 5-15 cm. Seeds brown to chestnut brown, 1.5-2.5 cm.

Flowering early spring. Mesic woods, often alluvial sites, fencerows; 0-1500 m; Ont.; Ala., Ark., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Md., Mich., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., W.Va.

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Asimina triloba
Asimina triloba
Pawpaw
ID: 0000 0000 1102 0024 [detail]
© 2002 University of California Museum of Paleontology

Asimina triloba
Asimina triloba
Pawpaw
ID: 0000 0000 0608 1656 [detail]
© 2008 Jason E. Willand

Asimina triloba
Asimina triloba
Pawpaw
ID: 0000 0000 0608 1657 [detail]
© 2008 Jason E. Willand

Asimina triloba
Asimina triloba
Pawpaw
ID: 0000 0000 0608 1658 [detail]
© 2008 Jason E. Willand

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