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Asimina parviflora
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Asimina
Species:
parviflora

Asimina parviflora, the smallflower pawpaw, is a shrub or small tree in the custard apple family.

Distribution

It is native to the Southeastern United States, where it is found from Texas to Virginia. It is found most often in sandy areas, alluvial areas, and dry woods.

Description

Asimina parviflora has maroon, fleshy flowers in the spring. It produces an edible fruit, although the fruit is smaller than of its relative Asimina triloba, the Paw Paw tree. Its pollen is shed as permanent tetrads.

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