Genus: Persea Mill.

Family: Lauraceae
Genus number: 9138
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 26 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) under Shenzhen 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.
  • 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.
  • Rohwer, J. G. et al. 2009. Is Persea (Lauraceae) monophyletic? Evidence from nuclear ribosomal ITS sequences. (Taxon) 58:1153-1167.
  • 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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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):

Subdivisions of Persea Mill.:



  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Persea
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 18 April 2019.