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Please ID this plant
« on: August 16, 2017, 01:03:55 PM »
Hi,

I just noticed this plant flowering and fruiting for the first time. The flowers fell off after trying to get a better look at them, but they were small, yellow, sweet-smelling flowers.





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Jaime

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Re: Please ID this plant
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 01:28:33 PM »
Looks like a paw paw to me. But growing that far south?
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Re: Please ID this plant
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 02:07:51 PM »
The size of the fruit may not be easy to figure out from the pic, but they are about 1.5 - 2 in. long.

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Re: Please ID this plant
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 09:34:25 PM »
 This is not a tropical tree now. ( Eons ago it was a tropical tree in N.American continent related to the custard apple family ) It needs at least  3 weeks of chilling around 35 to 40 degrees. So you should post this in the 'Temperate zone' fruit section and may get more responses. Incidentally over 80% of American  (USA) do not know about this indigenous fruit. As the Pawpaw has long taproot it may not be ideal to grow it as a container plant hence needs to be in the ground.

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Re: Please ID this plant
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 09:43:37 PM »
Looks like a paw paw to me. But growing that far south?
The member noted yellow flowers. I'm pretty sure paw paw flowers are not yellow though. Still an Annonaceae.
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Re: Please ID this plant
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 10:36:17 PM »
According to this website it matches a Florida native Bigflower pawpaw.

http://www.floridasnature.com/natives8.html

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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 10:19:01 AM »
Pawpaws mostly has purple flowers but have about 15% greenish yellow flowers. When the fruits first sets up most of the non-pollinated flowers crumple dry out and fall. The yellow flowers take longer time to wither and drop. Pawpaw flowers are not sweet smelling but stinky, the reason for repelling bees.

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Re: Please ID this plant
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 03:28:38 PM »
As an FYI, I have never planted pawpaw seeds knowing their native range. The yellow flowers were definitely fragrant.

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Jaime

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Re: Please ID this plant
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 06:55:14 PM »
Thanks for the information. I will smell both the purple and greenish yellow flowers of pawpaws next spring.

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Re: Please ID this plant
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2017, 09:35:09 AM »
Here are some new flowers that are just starting to open up, very fragrant.




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Re: Please ID this plant
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2017, 09:45:48 AM »
Definitely some sort of annonaceae. Looks similar to Asimina parviflora...

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Re: Please ID this plant
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2017, 12:09:48 PM »
I think that may be Meiogyne cylindrocarpa

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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2017, 12:51:10 PM »
I think that may be Meiogyne cylindrocarpa

Looks correct to me.

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Re: Please ID this plant
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2017, 05:05:24 PM »
Thanks, Botanicus.

I did plant a bunch of Australian fingerlimes quite a few years ago. Gonna be selling some of these plants soon, locally.

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Jaime

 

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