Persea americana



Tree of the LAURACEAE family with straggling-ascending branches, usually up to about 15 meters high, sometimes much taller. Leaves spirally arranged, often clustered near the branch ends, narrowly to broadly elliptical or obovate, usually pointed at the tip, up to 20 cm long and over 15 cm broad, with well-developed petioles, glaucous beneath. Flowers in a much-branched compact panicle shorter than the leaves, greenish-yellow. Fruits variable in size and shape according to the variety, usually shiny and green or brownish when ripe, often pear-shaped, up to about 15 cm long; flesh soft, greenish or yellow, oily, surrounding one large loose round seed.


Medicinal Plant Gastric Intubation Avocado Fruit Persea AMERICANA Acid Dimethyl Ester 
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