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Slimleaf pawpaw
Asimina longifolia.jpg
Scientific classification
Genus:
Asimina
Species:
longifolia
Synonyms
  • Asimina angustifolia A.Gray
  • Pityothamnus angustifolius (A. Gray) Small

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:

It is unclear if the two varieties should be considered distinct species. This group is in need of further taxonomic study.

Description

It is a small bush 2 to 3 feet in height. Prominent features include long narrow leaves, 4 by 14 inches, and white flowers. Its pollen is shed in permanent tetrads.

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