Asimina incana

(W. Bartram) Exell
J. Bot. 65: 69. 1927.
Common names: Polecat-bush flag-pawpaw
Endemic
Basionym: Annona incana W. Bartram Travels Carolina, 171. 1791 (as incarna)
Synonyms: Annona speciosa Nash Pityothamnus incanus (W. Bartram) Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Shrubs, to 1.5 m. Branches copious, stiff; shoots red-brown or tan with dense, pale tomentum, maturing tomentose only distally. Leaves: petiole 2-6 mm. Leaf blade oblong to obovate, 5-8c m, leathery, base round to abruptly broadly cuneate, margins obscurely revolute, apex obtuse to rounded, often notched; surfaces abaxially and adaxially densely tomentose with pale blond or tan hairs, becoming moderately or weakly so. Inflorescences from previous year's growth; peduncle 2-3.5 cm, pale-tomentous; bracteoles 1-2, basal, usually ovate-triangular, rarely more than 2-3 mm, hairy. Flowers 1-4 per node, fragrant, large; sepals triangular-deltate, 8-12 mm, abaxially pale-tomentose; outer petals 3(-4), white or cream, ovate to oblong or obovate, 3.5-7 cm, abaxially pale-puberulent, veins impressed adaxially; inner petals yellow-white, lance-hastate, 1/3-1/2 length of outer petals, base saccate, adaxially deep yellow corrugate zone; pistils 3-5(-11). Berries yellow-green, to 8 cm. Seeds pale to rich brown, dull, 1-2 cm. 2n=18.


Phenology: Flowering spring–early summer.
Habitat: Sands or sandy loams, upland oak-pineland, pastures, disturbed sandy sites, mostly in longleaf pine-turkey oak systems
Elevation: 0-150 m

Discussion

Asimina incana hybridizes with A. longifolia and A. reticulata, and possibly A. pygmaea.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Robert Kral +
(W. Bartram) Exell +
Annona incana +
Polecat-bush +  and flag-pawpaw +
Fla. +  and Ga. +
0-150 m +
Sands or sandy loams, upland oak-pineland, pastures, disturbed sandy sites, mostly in longleaf pine-turkey oak systems +
Flowering spring–early summer. +
W1 +  and Endemic +
Annona speciosa +  and Pityothamnus incanus +
Asimina incana +
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