Wild Florida Photo - Asimina obovata

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Asimina obovata

BIGFLOWER PAWPAW

FLAG PAWPAW

Florida native

Endemic to Florida

 

Asimina obovata is found primarily in scrub habitats, but also in scrubby flatwoods, dry sand ridges and occasionally in xeric hammocks. The entire range is the the central and northern peninsula of Florida.
Bigflower pawpaw can be a shrub or small tree growing to 3 meters or more. The flowers & fruit form at the terminous of stems and on short, red-pubescent lateral shoots. There are 3 sepals and 6 white or greenish white petals. The 3 inner petals have maroon corrugated bases. Flowers appear from March through May, opening after the emergence of the current season's leaves.
Another common name for this plant is flag pawpaw, a name that is also sometimes used for Asimina reticulata.
More information, including details on reproduction and pollinators can be found at the Archbold Biological Station website.

Bigflower Pawpaw is the subject of the March 2016 Paul Rebmann Nature Photography blog post.

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Asimina obovata is a member of the Annonaceae - Custard-apple family.

Other species of the Asimina genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Asimina pygmaea - DWARF PAWPAW
  View  Asimina reticulata - NETTED PAWPAW
  View  Asimina parviflora - SMALLFLOWER PAWPAW
  View  Asimina angustifolia - SLIMLEAF PAWPAW
  View  Asimina incana - WOOLLY PAWPAW
  View  Asimina triloba - COMMON PAWPAW
  View  Asimina tetramera - FOURPETAL PAWPAW
  View  Asimina spatulata - 
  View  Asimina x nashii - 


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