|Photo by Wayne Matchett, SpaceCoastWildflowers.com|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons|
| Asimina reticulata|
Shuttlw. ex Chapm.
|Natural range of Asimina reticulata from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Common name: Netted pawpaw
Synonyms: Pityothamnus reticulatus (Shuttleworth ex Chapman) Small; Asimina cuneata Shuttleworth ex A. Gray
A description of Asimina reticulata is provided in The Flora of North America.
Asimina reticulata occurs in poorly drained sands of areas such as slash pine and longleaf pine-saw palmetto flatwoods, and is often abundant enough to be classified as an understory dominant. Associated species include Quercus, Pinus, Serenoa repens, Lyonia lucida, L. ferruginea, and Befaria racemosa. It has been observed to grow in full sun to partial shade.
The range of A. reticulata and A. speciosa overlaps in the northern Florida peninsula, however they tend to occur in different habitats. A. reticulata is found in poorly drained low pinelands while A. speciosa is found on longleaf pine-turkey oak ridges in well drained sand.
It blooms January through December. Flower buds develop as an axillary growth on the new shoot growth of one season and flower the following spring after overwintering. The hairy, ovoid buds develop as axillary growths on the new shoot growth and flower the following spring.
Following a disturbance such as fire or cutting, A. reticulata will immediately respond by putting up several leafy shoots with forming flower buds that will not open until the following growing season.
The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Asimina reticulata at Archbold Biological Station:
Halictidae: Lasioglossum nymphalis
Megachilidae: Megachile brevis pseudobrevis
Vespidae: Polistes dorsalis hunteri
Diseases and parasites
A. reticulata is at risk to develop leaf blotch and eye spot.
Conservation and management
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- []Florida Native Plant Society. Accessed: November 24, 2015.
- []Accessed: November 24, 2015. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- []Eat the Weeds. Accessed November 24, 2015.
- Kral, Robert. 1960. A Revision of Asimina and Deeringothamnus (Annonaceae). Brittonia 12:233-278.
- Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: October 2015. Collectors: K.M. Meyer, A. Townesmith. States and Counties: Florida: Marion. Compiled by Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.
- [Dave's Garden]Accessed November 24, 2015
- Deyrup, M.A. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.
- [Garden Geeks] Accessed November 24, 2015