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Persea americana (avocado)

Synonyms:

Wikipedia Abstract

Persea floccosa is a species of plant in the Lauraceae family. It is endemic to Mexico.
View Wikipedia Record: Persea americana

Infraspecies

Endangered Species

Status: Vulnerable
View IUCN Record: Persea americana

Attributes

Air Quality Improvement [1]  Low
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  90 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Medium
Wind Reduction [1]  Medium
Janka Hardness [3]  990 lbf (449 kgf) Soft
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [4]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [5]  0.55
Structure [2]  Tree
Height [1]  37 feet (11.4 m)
Width [1]  30 feet (9.1 m)
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 10 Low Temperature: 30 F° (-1.1 C°) → 40 F° (4.4 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate

Protected Areas

Predators

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Helicotylenchus erythrinae[17]

External References

USDA Plant Profile

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
4USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
5Jérôme Chave, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Timothy R. Baker, Tomás A. Easdale, Hans ter Steege, Campbell O. Webb, 2006. Regional and phylogenetic variation of wood density across 2,456 neotropical tree species. Ecological Applications 16(6), 2356 - 2367
6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
7HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
8Pseudacysta perseae (Heidemann) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Tingidae), Frank W. Mead, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, and Jorge E. Peña, University of Florida, July 1998. Latest revision: November 2012
9Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
10Norrbom, A.L. 2004. Fruit fly (Tephritidae) host plant database. Version Nov, 2004.
11Artibeus jamaicensis, Jorge Ortega and Iván Castro-Arellano, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 662, pp. 1–9 (2001)
12Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
13Abundance, habitat use and diet of Callicebus nigrifrons Spix (Primates, Pitheciidae) in Cantareira State Park, São Paulo, Brazil, Leonardo C. Trevelin; Marcio Port-Carvalho; Maurício Silveira & Eduardo Morell, Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 24 (4): 1071–1077, dezembro 2007
14New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
15Dieta da paca (Cuniculus paca) usando métodos indiretos numa área de cultura agrícola na Floresta Atlântica brasileira, Rodrigo Zucaratto, Renata Carrara, Brena Karina Siqueira Franco, Biotemas, 23 (1): 235-239, março de 2010
16Pteropus tonganus, Carrie A. Miller and Don E. Wilson, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 552, pp. 1-6 (1997)
17Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0