Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)
[ Trees > Hardwoods . . . ] Forest Type: Eastern Riverine
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Found in eastern North America in moist bottomlands.
Stature: Up to 30 feet high but usually smaller and shrub-like; trunk to 8 inches in diameter; when mature featuring a spreading crown.
Leaves: When mature 7-12 inches long and 4-6 inches wide; simple; shaped like elongated, fat candle flames; edges even; green above; paler green below.
Bark: Thin; smooth or roughened; brown to gray.
Fruit: A greenish to yellow, banana-shaped berry 3-5 inches long; flowers large and dark purple to maroon.
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Kuo, M. (2010, November). Pawpaw (Asimina triloba). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/asimina_triloba.html