TABLE 1 DESCRIPTION FOR SPECIES OF ASIMINA NATIVE TO THE UNITED STATES MAINLAND

Species Time of Bloom, Fruit Plant Habitat Plant Height (m, ft) Fruit Length (cm, in.) Flower Width (cm, in.) Flower Color
A. incarna1,2 March-May Sandy ridges, old fields 1.5, 5 8,3 4,2 white
A. longifolia2 April-July Flatwoods, old fields, sandy ridges 1.25, 4 7, 3 6, 2 white
A. obovata2 March-June Dry sand ridges, coastal dunes 2.5, 8 7, 3 8, 3 white
A. parviflora4 April-May July-Sept Sandy or dry woods 2, 7 2, 1 1.5, 1 maroon
A. pygmaea1,2 April-June Flatwoods, old fields 0.3, 1 4, 2 2, 1 maroon
A. reticulata1,2 ___ Flatwoods, coastal dunes 1.5,5 5.5, 2 5,2 white
A. tetramera2,3 May-August Sands of old sand dunes 2, 7 9, 4 3, 1 maroon
A. triloba4 March-May August-Oct Low woods 10, 33 5.5, 2 3.5,1 maroon
A. X nashii1,2 March-May Sandy oak ridges, old fields ___ 7.5, 3 5, 2 white
             

References

1Godfrey, 1988
2Kral, 1960
3Kra1, 1983
4Radford et al., 1968