Persea americana Mill.

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (Laurel Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : DALCHINI FAMILY (दालचीनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lauraceae
  • Synonym(s) : Persea gratissima Gaertn.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Persea americana Mill.
  • Common name : Avocado Pear, Soldier's Butter, Butter fruit, Alligator Pear, Aguacate, Abacate
  • Vernacular name :
    • Vennappazham (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Grown in homesteads for its edible fruit (Avocado or Butter fruit)
  • Flower, Fruit : February-September
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bangalore
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the world.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Persea americana. Downloaded on 17 June 2024.

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