Pawpaw (Asimina triloba /Annonaceae).The
genus Asimina is composed of about 8 species native to eastern North America. It flowers early (March – April) and grows best in rich woods at low elevations.
Also known as papaw, it is a shrub to small tree reaching heights
of 36 feet with diameters of less than 1 foot. This is not a commercial
lumber species and thus, no technical information is available
on the properties of the wood. The wood is light in weight, has
a yellowish tinge and a coarse grain.
Characteristics found in the Pawpaw
- Ring Porous
- Coalesced/Confluent parenchyma
- Simple perforations
- I/V pits small to medium (4-12)
- Rays 5-14 seriate & heterocellular
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