Persea americana Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8 s.p. 1768. (Syn. Laurus persea L.; Persea drymifolia Cham. & Schltdl.; Persea edulis Raf.; Persea floccosa Mez; Persea gigantea L.O.Williams; Persea gratissima C.F.Gaertn.; Persea leiogyna Blake; Persea nubigena L.O.Williams; Persea paucitriplinervia Lundell; Persea persea (L.) Cockerell; Persea steyermarkii C.K.Allen);
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Avocado, Butter fruit, butter pear or alligator pear;
Avocado leaves, fruits and seed – efloraofindia | Google Groups: 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
…, beautiful leaves and fruits. How many years it takes for the tree to fruit?
Yes I am also interested to know the age of the plant the fruiting takes place.
Fruits & Vegetables :: Avocados from Sri Lanka : 030111:AK-4:
– It seems the fruits were being relished by some bids previously
¿ Persea americana ? at Madikeri:
Seen at Kodagu Valley Resort … a moderate sized sturdy tree … 30 MAR 11. If not mistaking, the plant could be Persea americana … if else, ID please.
– It does look like Avocado. There are differences between the leaves in my garden though as well as the (I do not know what you call it), the stem on which the fruit hangs. They are much longer in the pictures sent by you, at the same time the leaves in your pictures look quite pointed at the end. I have gone through the pictures on Wikipedia and the pictures there do look like in your pictures. To me it is Avocado.
– Here are mine from California to compare.
– Your pictures are very much like the ones uploaded by …
– Here are my pics of Avocado in Bangalore.
– Very common tree in Mysore city. It is a back yard tree in houses.
Please ID Coorg Tree-2 with unusual flower structure : AS_11052012:
Avocado or Persea americana.
Further look-up on te id explained to me the multiple whorls, flaps on the stamens etc., apparently a feature of the Lauraceae family. Except the gynoecium is hidden on my image
ID- Green fruit- UTC, Bangalore:
Difficult again, but looking at the second photograph it could be Hirda [Terminalia chebula].
The size of the fruit (and the location of the tree) leading me to think of Persea americana, the Avacado tree.
I think … is right, is the Haas variety of mexican avacado, though the skin is not as dark and granula, but the “irregularity” on the skin on the front fruit in pc 1 seems to be a developing fruit..
may be even open a fruit if you are allowed to pick one or find a fallen one after a storm or monkeys visit the garden …
I will try what you have suggested- the tree was within a fenced area, but I will see if I can get access or find another individual. Will at least take binoculars along to get a closer look.
Its butter fruit or avocado.
It does become rougher as it ripens.
Its everywhere in bangalore.
I am amazed at who eats fruits as they are so many of them.
The juice is very good. Sold in every juice shop.
…avocado… most likely
This is much smaller fruit than avocado, I have seen.
yes agree i have my doubts as you see….
but what fruit has such finely granular skin? some citrus? but the leaf ?
could you please disperse our doubts ?
it seems there are 3 distinct races in avocado as per wiki page.
Fruit Trees of Bangalore – RA – Persea Americana – Butter Fruit Tree – Avocado:
The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree native to Central Mexico, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel.
Thanks for showing this plant with full details.
Salicaceae (including Flacourtiaceae) Fortnight: Casearia graveolens Pune SMP4: 6 posts by 4 authors. 2 image.
The photo of leaves.
I doubt this is Casearia graveolens,
… seems inadvertently labelled …
Sorry . So Sorry. This is Persea americana isn’t it? Wrongly labelled so accidentally posted during the fortnight.
The answer is now known. It indeed looks like Avocado.
Infection on Avocado tree?:
THis is an Avocado tree in my house in Bangalore.
Does anyone know what those white rounds things on the tree trunk are? And how does one treat this?
These are lichens: composite, symbiotic organisms formed by the association of algae or cyanobacteria and a filamentous fungus.They make interesting pollution indicators, as they won’t grow in polluted air. If lichens start to grow on your trees, that’s good news: a sign that the air is fairly pure! You’ll also see lichens on rocks and sometimes on the bare ground. And while ghostly gray and muddy green are their main colors, they can come in all sorts of shades, even bright oranges, yellows, yes, even pink!