Wild Florida Photo - Asimina tetramera

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Asimina tetramera

FOURPETAL PAWPAW

OPOSSUM PAWPAW

Florida native

Endemic to Florida

Endangered Florida species

U.S. Endangered species
 

A rare plant of scrub habitat in Martin and Palm Beach Counties.
Fourpetal pawpaw is a shrub from one to 3 meters (3-10 ft.) tall, easily the tallest of the pawpaws in the southern peninsula. Flowers appear in the upper leaf axils after the emergence of the current season's leaves. Despite the name, most plants will usually only have a few flowers with four sepals, with most having three or five. The sepals are triangular, green, and have lines of reddish hairs. The petals are maroon or white with maroon streaks. The fruit is a greenish-yellow berry to 9 cm (3-1/2 in.) long. Leaves are alternate, oblong to oblanceolate, 5-13 cm (2-5 in.) long with revolute margins, the lower surfaces pale green with raised veins.

 
Asimina tetramera is a member of the Annonaceae - Custard-apple family.

Other species of the Asimina genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Asimina pygmaea - DWARF PAWPAW
  View  Asimina reticulata - NETTED PAWPAW
  View  Asimina obovata - BIGFLOWER PAWPAW
  View  Asimina parviflora - SMALLFLOWER PAWPAW
  View  Asimina angustifolia - SLIMLEAF PAWPAW
  View  Asimina incana - WOOLLY PAWPAW
  View  Asimina triloba - COMMON PAWPAW
  View  Asimina spatulata - 
  View  Asimina x nashii - 


Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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