Asimina longifolia Kral
  • Brittonia
  • Polecat-bush

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Asimina longifolia Kral. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 28 Nov 2020'

General Information

Shrubs , 1-1.5(-1.75) m. Shoots stiffly erect to arching or spreading, red-brown to yellow-brown, glabrous or glabrate. Leaves: petiole 2-4 mm. Leaf blade ascending-spreading, upswept, linear-elliptic to narrowly spatulate or linear-oblanceolate, 5-15(-20) cm, leathery, base broadly to narrowly cuneate or attenuate, margins obscurely to very revolute, apex acute to obtuse, rounded, or rarely notched; surfaces abaxially glabrate, raised-reticulate, adaxially glabrate. Inflorescences from axils along new shoots, solitary flowers; peduncle slender, 2-4 cm, glabrate; bracteoles 1-2, often suprabasal, lance-linear, to 10 mm, hairy. Flowers nodding, fragrant; perianth 3(-6)-merous; sepals elliptic to ovate, 0.5-1 cm, glabrescent; outer petals spreading, white or cream, rarely pink or striped with red or pink, elliptic, oblong, or obovate, 3-8 cm, abaxially glabrate; inner petals erect, maroon to cherry red or white, oblong to lanceolate, to 1/2 length of outer petals, base broad, saccate, corrugate zone adaxially purple, apex spreading; pistils 2-7(-12). Berries yellow-green, 4-10 cm. Seeds dark brown, lustrous, 1-2 cm. 2 n =18.

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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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