An occasional small shrub of sandhills and flatwoods of southeast Georgia and northeast Florida with the range extending to the gulf, plus some counties of the central peninsula and Gadsden County in the panhandle.
Growing up to 1.5 meters (5 ft.) tall, new stems are reddish-brown with a dense covering of whitish hairs, older stems are gray or grayish-brown. The alternate leaves are entire, leathery and elliptic to obvate or oblong, 4-10 cm long and 2-6 cm wide. Young leaves have a dense covering of tan to whitish hairs that persists on the lower surface but disappears from the upper surface of the older leaves. Woolly pawpaw blooms in the spring. The outer petals are 3-7 cm long and white or yellowish-white and the inner petals are yellow on the inside of the base. Pedicels are 2 to 3.5 cm long and are covered with whitish hairs.
Asimina incana 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 obovata - BIGFLOWER PAWPAW
Asimina parviflora - SMALLFLOWER PAWPAW
Asimina pygmaea - DWARF PAWPAW
Asimina reticulata - NETTED PAWPAW
Asimina spatulata -
Asimina tetramera - FOURPETAL PAWPAW
Asimina triloba - COMMON PAWPAW
Asimina x nashii -
Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016