Endemic to Florida
A common pawpaw of flatwoods and sandhills throughout most of the peninsula plus Hamilton County and not occuring in Monroe County. Netted pawpaw is also found in Georgia.
The woody stems are branched and grow to over one meter tall (~3 ft.) more frequently shorter. Flowers appear mostly from January through spring on the growth of the previous season, opening before or with the emergence of the current season's leaves. The leaves are simple, entire, elliptic to oblong, 5-8cm long and 1-3cm wide. Leaves are a darker green on top and very pale green - nearly gray - on the underside. Newly emergent leaves are pale green and sparsely pubescent on top, densely pubescent with reddish-tan trichomes underneath. The flowers are made up of 3 deciduous sepals and 6 creamy white petals. The larger 3 outer petals are oblong and spreading, while the smaller 3 inner petals have corrugations on the inside bases that are a deep purple.
Asimina reticulata is a member of the Annonaceae - Custard-apple family.
Other species of the Asimina genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Asimina angustifolia - SLIMLEAF PAWPAW
Asimina incana - WOOLLY PAWPAW
Asimina obovata - BIGFLOWER PAWPAW
Asimina parviflora - SMALLFLOWER PAWPAW
Asimina pygmaea - DWARF PAWPAW
Asimina spatulata -
Asimina tetramera - FOURPETAL PAWPAW
Asimina triloba - COMMON PAWPAW
Asimina x nashii -
Date record last modified: Mar 13, 2020