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Genus: Persea Mill.

Family: Lauraceae
Genus number: 9138
Last updated: 21-Jan-2014
Comment: conserved (nom. cons.) under Melbourne ICN Art. 14 (see App. III).

List of Species Records in GRIN.

References for genus:

  • Campos Rojas, E. et al. 2007. Persea (avocados) phylogenetic analysis based on morphological characters: hypothesis of species relationships. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 54:249–258. [advocates separation of subg. Persea and Eriodaphne into independent genera].
  • Li, L. et al. 2011. Molecular phylogenetic analysis of the Persea group (Lauraceae) and its biogeographic implications on the evolution of tropical and subtropical Amphi-Pacific disjunctions. Amer. J. Bot. 98:1520–1536. [this study recovered a polyphyletic genus as presently circumscribed; it suggested that monophyly can be supported after the segregation of some Neotropical species; both subgenera were resolved as monophyletic].
  • Rohwer, J. G. et al. 2009. Is Persea (Lauraceae) monophyletic? Evidence from nuclear ribosomal ITS sequences. Taxon 58:1153–1167. [appears not to be monophyletic, as species of sect. Eriodaphne may need to be segregated as the genus Mutisiopersica Kosterm.].
  • van der Werff, H. 2002. A synopsis of Persea (Lauraceae) in Central America. Novon 12:575–586.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~) for genus:

Check other nomenclature databases for Persea:

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
  • NCU-3e: Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera

Subdivisions of genus Persea:

Subgenus Section Subsection Series Subseries



Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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