Persea americana

Species:Persea americana Mill.
Common Name:avocado
Habitat:A waif in compost heaps.
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Growth Habit:Tree
Plant Notes:This species is at most a seasonal waif in New York. It can not tolerate New York winters. At least one specimen is known from New York. This specimen was collected in September of 1996 from a "new compost" pile. Whether this constitutes a true waif is debatable. This species was erroneously listed by Mitchell and Tucker (2003) as a persisting non-native part of the flora of New York.
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Persisting, Not Native, SE (State Rank)

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Division Equisetophyta
Class Equisetopsida
Sub Class Magnoliidae
Order Laurales
Genus Persea
Species Persea americana Mill. - avocado


Citation Persea americana Miller, Gard. Dict., ed. 8. 1768.
Basionym: Laurus persea Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 370. 1753.
Type: Without data (lectotype: Sloane, Voy. Jamaica 2: pl. 222 (fig. 2). 1725). Lectotypified by van der Werff, Novon 12: 580. 2002.

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CountyYearHerbariaNotesSubmission Info
Orange1996 NYS
Herbarium Name Used: Persea americana
  11/2/2009 - NYS (Chuck Sheviak)


No synonyms exist for this species.