Deciduous shrubs or small trees. Twigs rounded, moderate; pith round, white, continuous, with firmer greenish plates at intervals in the second year's growth, often brown and chambered in old twigs. Terminal buds naked ; lateral leaf-buds oblong, flower-buds globose. Leaf-scars alternate, half-round or V-shaped; bundle-traces 5 or 7, sometimes more; stipule-scars none.

Fig. 109. Asimina triloba

Fig. 109. Asimina triloba.

1. A. triloba (L.) Dunal. Pawpaw. A tall shrub or small tree 3-12 m. high, the twigs slightly hairy or glabrescent. Rich woods, Florida to Texas, north to New York, Illinois, and Nebraska (Fig. 109).