Wild Florida Photo - Asimina spatulata

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Asimina spatulata

Synonym: Asimina longifolia var. spatulata

Florida native

 

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:
  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 tetramera - FOURPETAL PAWPAW
  View  Asimina x nashii -