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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical America to S. South America, Macaronesia.
Persea americana (avocado)

Native to:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina South, Arkansas, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Canary Is., Chile Central, Chile South, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Madeira, Maryland, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Nicaragua, North Carolina, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Suriname, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Virginia, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Argentina Northwest, Assam, Azores, Bangladesh, Burkina, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Central American Pac, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., Cyprus, East Himalaya, Easter Is., Fiji, Galápagos, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Hawaii, India, Kenya, Laos, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, New York, New Zealand North, Pitcairn Is., Rodrigues, Réunion, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sudan, Taiwan, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Zaïre

Persea Mill. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lamb, A. [MTED 187], Malaysia 61184.000

First published in Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4: s.p. (1754)

Accepted by

  • Rodrigues de Moraes, P.L. (2012). The Lauraceae collected in Brazil by Ludwig Riedel - I Harvard Papers in Botany 17: 185-216.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0