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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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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.
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 -