Slimleaf pawpaw facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSlimleaf pawpaw
Asimina longifolia, the slimleaf pawpaw, is a shrub in the custard apple family. It is native to the Southeastern United States where it is found on the coastal plain. Its preferred habitat is dry, sandy pinelands.
There are two named varieties:
- A. longifolia var. longifolia - Only found in Florida and Georgia.
- A. longifolia var. spatulata - Found from southern Alabama to southern South Carolina.
It is unclear if the two varieties should be considered distinct species. This group is in need of further taxonomic study.
It is a small bush 2 to 3 feet in height. Prominent features include long narrow leaves, 4 by 1⁄4 inches, and white flowers. Its pollen is shed in permanent tetrads.
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