Genus: Persea

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Persea Miller, Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4. 1754, nom. cons. (conservation unnecessary). TYPE: Persea americana Mill.

Tamala Raf., Sylva Tellur. 136. 1838. TYPE: Not designated.

Key to the species of Persea


List of Persea Species

References to Persea

  • Conner, W. H.; Askew, G. R. 1993. Impact of saltwater flooding on red maple, redbay, and Chinese tallow seedlings. Castanea 58: 214-9.
  • Edwards, H. H. 1990. The stomatal complex of Persea borbonia. Canad. J. Bot. 68: 2543-7. (French summary)
  • Endress, P. K.; Igersheim, A. 1997. Gynoecium diversity and systematics of the Laurales. J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 125: 93-168.
  • Kopp, L. E. 1966. A taxonomic revision of the genus Persea (Lauraceae) in the Western Hemisphere. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14(1): 1-117.
  • Little, E. L. 1979. Four varietal transfers of United States trees. Phytologia 42: 219-22. (Persea borbonia var. pubescens comb. nov.)
  • Mitchell, R. S.; Beal, E. D. (eds.) (1979): 1979. Magnoliaceae through Ceratophyllaceae of New York State. Vol. NY State Museum Bull. 435. Vol. Contributions to a Flora of New York State II.. Univ. of the state of NY, Albany, NY.
  • Rickett, H. W. 1961. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta. Conservation of generic names III. 2783. Persea P. Miller (1754). Taxon 10: 123. (See Taxon 3:64-65. 1954.)
  • Spongberg, S. A. 1975. Lauraceae hardy in temperate North America. J. Arnold Arbor. 56: 1-19.
  • Van Deelen, T. R. 1991. Persea borbonia. ()
  • Wofford, B. E. 1974. A biosystematic study of the genus Persea (Lauraceae) in the Southeastern United States of America. Southeast Biol. Bull. 21: 91(abstract). (Also Diss. Abstr. Int., B, 34(11):5354. 1974.)
  • Wood, C. E. 1958. The citation of some genera of the Lauraceae. J. Arnold Arbor. 39(3): 213-5.
  • Wood, C. E. 1958. The genera of the woody Ranales of the southeastern United States. J. Arnold Arbor. 39(3): 296-346.
  • van der Werff, H. 1991. A key to the genera of Lauraceae in the New World. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 377-87. (Spanish translation of key included)