Persea americana Mill.

 
  • Family : LAURACEAE
    (LAUREL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lauraceae
  • Synonym(s) : Persea gratissima Gaertn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : 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 :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Tropical America
  • 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.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Persea americana. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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