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.
Request Tree ID 100 – Lalbagh, Bangalore – RA:
…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.
Unknown fruit from cultivated in Bangalore:
It is Avocado fruit, Persea americana.
It is known as butter fruit
It is interesting that this American and Mexican fruit is known as butter fruit only in some parts of India. In America it is popular as Avocado or alligator pear.
Here is the fruit on plant in California.
yes to … and … answers…
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.
Avocado or alligator pear also refers to the fruit (botanically a large berry that contains a single seed) of the tree, which may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped or spherical.
Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world.
They have a green-skinned, pear-shaped fleshy body that ripens after harvesting. Trees are partially self-pollinating and often are propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit.
Attachments: Butter Fruit Tree – 0004.jpg, Butter Fruit Tree – 0012.jpg, Butter Fruit Tree – Bark.jpg, Butter Fruit Tree – Canopy.jpg, Butter Fruit Tree – Flower.jpg, Butter Fruit Tree – Fruit.jpg, Butter Fruit Tree – Leaf.jpg, Butter Fruit Tree – Tender Fruit.jpg
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.
Disease on Avocado Tree – 050614 – RK : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Bangalore – 02/06/2014 This tree is over 60 yrs old. It has been losing it’s branches over the years. The last pic shows the infestation. Not sure whether this is fungus. An inky black fluid is oozing out. Am interested in knowing which disease has affected it.
There are 3 possibilities for the drying and resin oozing
1. The main branches got cut, some caterpillar infection may be the there inside the tree
2. The root of the tree got damaged considerably due to construction activity.
3. Some root interaction might have happen with near by jack tree. I saw such liquid oozing in jack trees.
Piperaceae, Lauraceae and Thymelaeaceae Fortnight :: Lauraceae :: Persea americana :: Binsar, Uttarakhand :: ARKSEP-03 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2).
Attached are pictures of Persea americana captured at Binsar, Uttarakhand in November 2012.
Requested to please validate the ID.
Yes, it looks like that but I am not sure.
though not all avocado varieties have the usual dark green skin with some sort of granularity on the surface,but this rusty streaked and not so green skin makes me wonder too, though cant absolutely deny your diagnosis.
I tried to find some other pics of the tree, but unfortunately, no more views….
I found a lot of images for Avocado varieties… it shows some red streaked ones and gives variety names…
To me it is Persea americana
yes HAAS variety
very nice to eat, not astringent to tongue, somewhat sweetish, no tinge of slightest tartness like some,
and makes great guacamole.
mouth watering, I want one right now. but alas… eat one for me..
Yes already had a lot this Sunday along with tortillas chips.
Fwd: [efloraofindia:226852] Id please GK1 : 4 posts by 1 author.
Please give the ID of this tree,
Most probably Avocado fruit
For me this tree looks like avocado (Persea americana).
[efloraofindia:32655] Request for ID – 190410SC2 : Attachments (1). 7 posts by 5 authors.
Posting a photo of tree for Id. Kindly help in identifying.
Date / Time – 17 th Jan. 2010 / 11.50 am.
Location – Place /Altitude / GPS – Near Ramboda Falls (160 km from Colombo) in Nuwara Eliya Dist., Sri Lanka.3200 ft. altitude
Habitat – Garden/ Urban/ Wild / Type – Wild
Plant Habit – Tree/Shrub / Climber /Herb – Tree
Height /Length – About 10 ft.
Looks like a member of Lauraceae, most probably Persia sp.
To me this is Avocado. Please check the link
Agreed, …! It does look like Avocado, Persea americana (= P. gratissima).
01/11/10/YRP/1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Butter fruits – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Fruits are edible, One can use it”s pulp as a substitute for butter It gives same taste and appearance
Photographed at Alibag today (19.8.08)
It’s in the Lauraceae, like cinnamon.
Called here the Avocado (ah-voh-cah-doh), originally Avocado Pear. Here it is not much used as a substitute for butter, but as a delicious base for making guacamole (gwah-cah-moh-lee), a mexican paste with lime, cilantro, garlic and salt, used as a dip and a spread. It is also eaten sliced on sandwiches and in salads, and all by itself.
yes, in german too it is called avocado. more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avocado
it tastes very well and is used a lot especially in winter because of the fat it contains and Vitamins too.
apart from eating, it is also used in creams, oils and women make special mixtures for facial treatment.
a good passtime for children too, see the pic in the above site.
Tree FOR ID :: near Kiliyur Falls, Yercaud :: 24 JAN 18 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.
Yercaud … (literally, lake forest), Tamil Nadu
… near Kiliyur Falls … Date: January 24, 2018 … Altitude: about 1,623 m (5324 feet) asl
Please help with identifying this tree. Only these photos available, hoping they help us to know at the least, the genus; you my click on the photos to reach photopage in flickr to download the larger original version (or ask me to provide).
MNPS2 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Location-based Maharashtra Nature Park Society
Habit-forming Medium size tree
Flower-In flowering stage, whitish yellow flower
The floral structure and leaf indicates it is a species of Persea; probably Persea indica
Thank you all. Saving this image for reference.
May be not Persea indica.. because leaf are different than P. indica… if you have any pictures of Pesea indica please send.. on net it’s showing different species
Thank you, but the leaf is young
Further check comparative images at Persea
The image link which you have provided to me, among this images below attached flower images is matching with my image. It’s showing Butter Fruit Tree as its name. Please inform me.
ID of the angiosperm : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Place: Bombay Shola, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Pycnonotus jocosus (Red-whiskered Bulbul) for comparison with the size of the fruit
A Meliaceae tree?
It is butter fruit (Avacado) Persea americana found in the hill stations
Tree for Id ( from Bhutan) – 16032018SH1 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)- 1 Mb or more
Tree for id pl.
Location – Near Gangtey (Bhutan)
Date – March. 2018
Yes, this appears to be a species of Persea but it is difficult to name the species with these images as there are at least 8 species of the genus occurring in Bhutan and without knowing the character of the fruits it seems an impossible task. Moreover, the genus Persea is very closely related to Phoebe and the latter can be distinguished from the former only by the clasping versus spreading tepals in the fruiting stage! A revision of the Indian Lauraceae is very desirable.
If cultivated there is a good chance it is Persea americana, Avocado.
I don’t distinctly remember whether it was cultivated or wild
I will also like to go with … for Persea americana Mill. as per images herein.
Persea americana Mill. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- other images of 600 kb or more.
Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation : 4600 ft.
Date : Flower- 21 January 2015 / Fruit – 1 September 2012
Habit : Cultivated
Mangifera indica ? (mixed thread): 13 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2) – around 800 kb each.
Kerala (900m) january 2019. Can you confirm for M.indica ?
Leaf structure look different to me.
Yes, perhaps little different. And this (same area) ?
Definitely not mango.
try avocado. leaves match avocado. its green skin variety
May be as suggested by … Tree size ??
Looks like a variety of avocado
yes. non-haas variety. may be beef …. what a name?
Yes, perhaps variety of Persea americana…
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!