2783.000 Persea Mill.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves without gland-dots. Flowers in many-flowered panicles with a long peduncle, bisexual. Perianth segments 6, ± equal (in ours). Style relatively long with a discoid stigma. Fruit large, pear-shaped.

Worldwide: 200 species in tropical America and Asia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Persea americana

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americana Mill.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Persea:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Persea
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Persea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Persea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Persea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Persea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Persea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Persea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Persea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Persea
JSTOR Plant Science: Persea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Persea
Plants of the World Online: Persea
Tropicos: Persea
Wikipedia: Persea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Persea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=605, retrieved 18 May 2024

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