Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Field Guide Overview

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.