Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Fla., Ga.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Shrubs , to 1.5 m. Branches copious, stiff; shoots red-brown or tan with dense, pale tomentum, maturing tomentose only distally. Leaves: petiole 2-6 mm. Leaf blade oblong to obovate, 5-8c m, leathery, base round to abruptly broadly cuneate, margins obscurely revolute, apex obtuse to rounded, often notched; surfaces abaxially and adaxially densely tomentose with pale blond or tan hairs, becoming moderately or weakly so. Inflorescences from previous year's growth; peduncle 2-3.5 cm, pale-tomentous; bracteoles 1-2, basal, usually ovate-triangular, rarely more than 2-3 mm, hairy. Flowers 1-4 per node, fragrant, large; sepals triangular-deltate, 8-12 mm, abaxially pale-tomentose; outer petals 3(-4), white or cream, ovate to oblong or obovate, 3.5-7 cm, abaxially pale-puberulent, veins impressed adaxially; inner petals yellow-white, lance-hastate, 1/3-1/2 length of outer petals, base saccate, adaxially deep yellow corrugate zone; pistils 3-5(-11). Berries yellow-green, to 8 cm. Seeds pale to rich brown, dull, 1-2 cm. 2 n =18.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Annona incana W. Bartram, Travels Carolina, 171. 1791 (as incarna); A. speciosa Nash; Pityothamnus incanus (W. Bartram) Small
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Type Information

Isolectotype for Asimina speciosa Nash
Catalog Number: US 2526
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: ; Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): A. H. Curtiss
Locality: Jacksonville., Duval, Florida, United States, North America
  • Isolectotype: Nash, G. V. 1896. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 23: 238.; Kral, R. 1960. Brittonia. 12: 248.
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Isolectotype for Asimina speciosa Nash
Catalog Number: US 781191
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: ; Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): A. H. Curtiss
Locality: Near Jacksonville, Florida., Duval, Florida, United States, North America
  • Isolectotype: Nash, G. V. 1896. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 23: 238.; Kral, R. 1960. Brittonia. 12: 248.
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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Well-drained sandy soils, longleaf pine scrub-oak ridges, old fields, and pine flatwoods.

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Sands or sandy loams, upland oak-pineland, pastures, disturbed sandy sites, mostly in longleaf pine-turkey oak systems; 0-150m.
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flowering/Fruiting

Flowering spring-early summer.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure

Reasons: Limited to southeast Georgia and north and central Florida.

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Wikipedia

Asimina incana

Asimina incana is a species of pawpaw (genus Asimina, family Annonaceae). It is a shrub that grows to a height of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in). Its leaves are 3–6 millimetres (0.12–0.24 in) long and leathery. It usually grows 1–4 flowers per node.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Kral (1997). "Annonaceae". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee. Magnoliophyta: Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae. Flora of North America 3. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-511246-7. 


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Notes

Comments

Asimina incana hybridizes with A . longifolia and A . reticulata , and possibly A . pygmaea .
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