Avocado

Persea americana

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  • Flower name
    Avocado
  • Scientific name
    Persea americana
  • AliasAlligator pear, Alligator pear, ワニナシ
  • Place of originCentral America of Honduras from Mexican
  • Place of floweringOrchard, Botanical Gardens, Subtropical region
  • Flowering seasonMay

What is Avocado

Avocado (scientific name:Persea americana) is a tropical evergreen tall tree in the family Lauraceae, native to the tropics of Central America. The tree grows to a height of about 25 meters. Its green leaves are large, egg-shaped and alternate with each other. The inflorescence is cone-shaped and has many small yellowish-green flowers. There are six flower crusts of flowers. The dark green berries hanging from the branches are edible raw. The rind is dark green at first, but when it ripens it turns black and is good for eating. The outer skin of the fruit is thin and can be peeled by hand.
Then there is a large, hard, globular seed in the center, which is removed with a knife and the remaining pale yellow flesh is eaten raw. It has a sticky texture similar to tuna toro, so it goes well with soy sauce and is used to make California rolls for sushi. The English name comes from the alligator pear, which grows in the habitat of a crocodile. If eaten by birds, small animals or domestic animals, food poisoning may occur.

Common name: avocado (Avocado), scientific name: Persea americana, Aka: wanna s (alligator pears), Alligator pear (alligator pear), butter fruit, origin: Mexico-Honduras Central America, Distribution: subtropical to tropical, tree height: 20-25 m, monoecious, leaf shape: ovate, leaf color: green, leaf sequence: alternate, inflorescence shape: panicle, small flower color: thin yellow green, tepals: 6, flowering period: May, fruiting period: November to December, Fruit Color - Dark Green (outer skin), Light Yellow (flesh), Fruit - Edible, Seeds - Poisonous, Uses: Fruit eaten raw, California roll (sushi seed), Salad.


  • Eye
    Laurales
  • Family
    Lauraceae
  • Genus
    Persea
  • Species
    P. americana
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    6-petaled flower
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeEvergreen tall tree
  • Flower colorsGreen
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height2000.0 ~ 2500.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.3 ~ 0.3 cm

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