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Asimina triloba

Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal

 

Paw-paw, Paw Paw

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassMagnoliidaeIncludes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others
OrderMagnolialesIncludes the custard apple family, magnolia family, nutmeg family, and others
FamilyAnnonaceaeThe custard apple family, flowering plants consisting of trees, shrubs, and a few lianas. Includes Annona, Anonidium, Rollinia, Uvaria, Melodorum, Asimina, and Stelechocarpus
GenusAsiminaPawpaws: small trees or large shrubs with large simple leaves and large fruits
SpeciestrilobaIndicates leaves are three-lobed

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Asimina triloba description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Nov 2013.

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Asimina triloba (Paw-paw, Paw Paw)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm)

Asimina triloba (Paw-paw, Paw Paw)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 4½ × 7" (11 × 17 cm)

Asimina triloba (Paw-paw, Paw Paw)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 3½ × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m)

Asimina triloba (Paw-paw, Paw Paw)

6/29/2008 · By Jacquelyn Boyt

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