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Genus :

PERSEA

Family :

LAURACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Evergreen trees. Leaves alternate or clustered at the ends of branchlets. Inflorescence in pedunculate cymes or in axillary and pseudo-terminal panicles. Perianth persistent and spreading or reflexed in fruits. Stamens 12, perfect 9, in 4 series. Ovary sessile, narrowed into the styles, stigmas discoid. Fruit a berry, globose or ovoid, seated on the persistent perianth. Seeds with thin testa.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Leaves densely tomentose beneath. Fruit seated on a reflexed perianth P. villosa
1b. Leaves adpressed silky beneath P. bombycina