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Persea
Persea
Persea
Persea
Persea (Persea)
Persea comprise a genus of subtropical and tropical evergreen trees in the family of Laurels. The Latin name of the genus was used all the way back in Ancient Greece by Theophrastus and Hippocrates, who applied it to an uncertain Egyptian tree. The entire persea genus is characterized by oval, smooth evergreen leaves, and branches that usually remain green for many years before becoming corky.
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Attributes of Persea

Leaf type
Evergreen

Scientific Classification of Persea

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Distribution of Persea

Distribution Map of Persea

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How to Grow and Care for Persea

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Persea encompasses subtropical evergreen trees, commonly recognized for the avocado plant, persea americana. They need indirect sunlight exposure and a stable warm environment ranging between 60-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Preferably planted in slightly acidic, well-draining soil, they require regular but not excessive watering. Common challenges include susceptibility to pests like avocado lace bugs and persea mites, and diseases such as root rot and canker. Seasonally, in winter, it's crucial to guard them against frost, and during intense summer heat, consistent hydration is essential.
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Exploring the Persea Plants

5 most common species:
Persea borbonia
Redbay
Considered to be large shrub or tree, the redbay or Persea borbonia has a variety of uses. The wood is highly prized for cabinetry and lumber. The leaves are spicy in flavor and can be used in soups.
Persea americana
Avocado
Persea americana, widely known as the avocado plant, is an evergreen tree (semi-deciduous in cooler climates) that is native to Central America. It is cultivated all over the world for its nutritious fruits. Avocado has become an important plant in many cuisines due to its high nutrient and fat content, creamy texture, and distinct taste.
Persea caerulea
Persea caerulea
Persea caerulea comprise a genus of subtropical and tropical evergreen trees in the family of Laurels. The Latin name of the genus was used all the way back in Ancient Greece by Theophrastus and Hippocrates, who applied it to an uncertain Egyptian tree. The entire persea caerulea genus is characterized by oval, smooth evergreen leaves, and branches that usually remain green for many years before becoming corky.
Persea palustris
Swamp bay
Swamp bay comprise a genus of subtropical and tropical evergreen trees in the family of Laurels. The Latin name of the genus was used all the way back in Ancient Greece by Theophrastus and Hippocrates, who applied it to an uncertain Egyptian tree. The entire swamp bay genus is characterized by oval, smooth evergreen leaves, and branches that usually remain green for many years before becoming corky.
Persea humilis
Silk bay
Silk bay comprise a genus of subtropical and tropical evergreen trees in the family of Laurels. The Latin name of the genus was used all the way back in Ancient Greece by Theophrastus and Hippocrates, who applied it to an uncertain Egyptian tree. The entire silk bay genus is characterized by oval, smooth evergreen leaves, and branches that usually remain green for many years before becoming corky.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Persea
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Persea
Persea comprise a genus of subtropical and tropical evergreen trees in the family of Laurels. The Latin name of the genus was used all the way back in Ancient Greece by Theophrastus and Hippocrates, who applied it to an uncertain Egyptian tree. The entire persea genus is characterized by oval, smooth evergreen leaves, and branches that usually remain green for many years before becoming corky.
Lifespan
Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Plant Type
Tree
info

Key Facts About Persea

Attributes of Persea

Leaf type
Evergreen

Scientific Classification of Persea

distribution

Distribution of Persea

Distribution Map of Persea

distribution map
Native
Cultivated
Invasive
Potentially invasive
Exotic
No species reported
care detail

How to Grow and Care for Persea

Persea encompasses subtropical evergreen trees, commonly recognized for the avocado plant, persea americana. They need indirect sunlight exposure and a stable warm environment ranging between 60-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Preferably planted in slightly acidic, well-draining soil, they require regular but not excessive watering. Common challenges include susceptibility to pests like avocado lace bugs and persea mites, and diseases such as root rot and canker. Seasonally, in winter, it's crucial to guard them against frost, and during intense summer heat, consistent hydration is essential.
More Info About Caring for Persea
species

Exploring the Persea Plants

5 most common species:
Persea borbonia
Redbay
Considered to be large shrub or tree, the redbay or Persea borbonia has a variety of uses. The wood is highly prized for cabinetry and lumber. The leaves are spicy in flavor and can be used in soups.
Persea americana
Avocado
Persea americana, widely known as the avocado plant, is an evergreen tree (semi-deciduous in cooler climates) that is native to Central America. It is cultivated all over the world for its nutritious fruits. Avocado has become an important plant in many cuisines due to its high nutrient and fat content, creamy texture, and distinct taste.
Persea caerulea
Persea caerulea
Persea caerulea comprise a genus of subtropical and tropical evergreen trees in the family of Laurels. The Latin name of the genus was used all the way back in Ancient Greece by Theophrastus and Hippocrates, who applied it to an uncertain Egyptian tree. The entire persea caerulea genus is characterized by oval, smooth evergreen leaves, and branches that usually remain green for many years before becoming corky.
Persea palustris
Swamp bay
Swamp bay comprise a genus of subtropical and tropical evergreen trees in the family of Laurels. The Latin name of the genus was used all the way back in Ancient Greece by Theophrastus and Hippocrates, who applied it to an uncertain Egyptian tree. The entire swamp bay genus is characterized by oval, smooth evergreen leaves, and branches that usually remain green for many years before becoming corky.
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More Popular Genus

Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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