A frequent shrub or small tree of wet hammocks, mesic woodlands and floodplains throughout the panhandle and the north and central peninsula of Florida. The range of Asimina parviflora extends through the southeastern coastal states from Virginia to Texas, plus Arkansas.
The inconspicuous maroon flowers with a fetid aroma are less than 2 cm (about 3/4 in) wide on peduncles less than 1cm long. Smallflower pawpaw blooms from February through April. The leaves are alternate, simple and entire from 6-15(20) cm (about 2-1/3 to 6 inches) long. New leaves on flowering branches are often held erect and distinctly different in appearance from mature leaves. The fruit is a fleshy, greenish-yellow berry 3-7 cm long.
Asimina parviflora is a member of the Annonaceae - Custard-apple family.
Other species of the Asimina genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Asimina pygmaea - DWARF PAWPAW
Asimina reticulata - NETTED PAWPAW
Asimina obovata - BIGFLOWER PAWPAW
Asimina angustifolia - SLIMLEAF PAWPAW
Asimina incana - WOOLLY PAWPAW
Asimina triloba - COMMON PAWPAW
Asimina tetramera - FOURPETAL PAWPAW
Asimina spatulata -
Asimina x nashii -
Date record last modified: Sep 10, 2020