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);
Colombia (Amazonas, Antioquia, Atlntico, Bolvar, Caldas, Cauca, Cesar, Choc,
Crdoba, Cundinamarca, Huila, Magdalena, Nario, Norte de Santander, Putumayo,
Quindo, Risaralda, San Andrs, Providencia y Santa Catalina, Santander, Tolima,
Valle), Guatemala, El Salvador, Puerto Rico (I), Virgin Isl. (I), Haiti (I),
Dominican Republic (I), Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima,
Durango, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit,
Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa,
Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan, Zacatecas), Honduras, Belize,
Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Galapagos Isl., Jamaica, Cuba, Peru,
Bolivia (c), Ecuador, Bahamas (I), Guyana (I), Surinam (I), French Guiana (I),
Venezuela (I), Isla Margarita (I), Lesser Antilles (I) (Antigua (I), Montserrat
(I), Guadeloupe (I), Dominica (I), St. Vincent (I)), Argentina (I), Chagos Arch.
(I) (Diego Garcia (I)), Cook Isl. (I) (Rarotonga (I)), Niue (I), Society Isl.
(I) (Tahiti (I), Moorea (I), Huahine (I), Raiatea (I)), Tonga (I), Tuamotu Arch.
(I) (Makatea Isl. (I)), Micronesia (I) (Pohnpei (I)), Marquesas Isl. (I),
Austral Isl. (I) (Tubuai (I)), Rotuma Isl. (I), Mauritius (I), La Runion (I),
Rodrigues (I), Hawaii (I) (Kauai (I), Oahu (I), Maui (I), Hawaii Isl. (I)),
Myanmar [Burma] (I), Sikkim (I), Nepal (I), India (I), Laos (I), Vietnam (I),
Java (I), trop. Africa (I), New Caledonia (I), Fiji (I), China (I) (Fujian (I),
Guangdong (I), Hainan (I), Sichuan (I), Yunnan (I)), Taiwan (I), Ryukyu Isl.
(I), Philippines (I), USA (I) (Florida (I)), Bioko Isl. (Fernando Poo) (I),
Central African Republic (I), Cameroon (c), Annobon Isl. (I), Sao Tome (I),
Principe Isl. (I), Sudan (I), South Sudan (I), Burkina Faso (I), Congo
(Brazzaville) (I), Benin (I), Guinea (I), Trinidad & Tobago (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
Avocado, Butter fruit, butter pear or alligator pear;
Avocado leaves, fruits and seed – efloraofindia | Google Groups: 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
sending some pictures of Avocado leaves, fruits and seeds.
…, 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: Avocados from Sri Lanka showing the flowers, tender fruits & the ready fruits by the roadside on Kandy-Colombo road.
– It seems the fruits were being relished by some bids previously
¿ Persea americana ? at Madikeri: When my eyes met the glossy fruit, it reminded me of two IDs simultaneously:
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.
At http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/avocado_ars.html by Morton, J. 1987. Avocado. p. 91–102. In: Fruits of warm climates. Julia F. Morton, Miami, FL. states:
… avocado can be classified as:
A) P. americana Mill. var. americana (P. gratissima Gaertn.), West Indian Avocado;
B) P. americana Mill. var. drymifolia Blake (P. drymifolia Schlecht. & Cham.), the Mexican Avocado;
C) P. nubigena var. guatemalensis L. Wms., the Guatemalan Avocado.
Besides ID, would like to know the variety of the posted plant … am sure, .. will be able to throw some light on species and varieties of Avocado in and around Kerala.
– 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: Picture of flower and branch from large tree growing on a Coorg plantation.
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
Avacado fruit: ENCLOSING A PIC SHOWING THE MEXICAN HAAS variety very young fruits ( about a month from being edible and harvestable) fruits and leaves… from a doctor’s garden
ID- Green fruit- UTC, Bangalore: Date- May 25, 2012
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.
More pictures should help to confirm.
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.
Also the leaves are very different
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.
Casearia graveolens Planted in a bungalow. Don’t know when ?
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.