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Dominant Flora of the Ground Cover
in Pine Forests of the Apalachicola National Forest
Genus/Species Asimina longifolia Common Name Pawpaw
Family ANNONACEAE Acronym PAPA
Description Shrub or small tree with leaves alternate, leathery, linear to oval, fetid when crushed; flowers white, sometimes pink or maroon; arising from axils of newly emerged leaves, April-May; reaches 50 cm.

 

Last Updated: October 3, 1997