Synonym(s): Asimina longifolia var. spatulata
An occasional small shrub of sandhills, flatwoods and scrub primarily west of the Suwannee River through the panhandle into Okaloosa County. The range extends into southern Alabama and Georgia.
Primary stems are strongly arching, with alternate leaves spatulate to narrowly spatulate or oblanceolate, widest near the apex. White flowers with inner petals that may be white, pink, reddish or purplish.
Before 2011, this species was considered a variety of slimleaf pawpaw and classified as Asimina longifolia var. spatulata.
Asimina spatulata 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 reticulata - NETTED PAWPAW
Asimina tetramera - FOURPETAL PAWPAW
Asimina triloba - COMMON PAWPAW
Asimina x nashii -
Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016