Persea americana

PES Database

Common Name(s)  Aligata pera/ Avocado
Botanical Name  Persea americana
Origin of species  Exotic
Family  Lauraceae
AF notation / physiognomy  V7
Plant reference # on ER Plant DATABASE  69
Photosynthetic Biomass
-Weight per leaf -2g
-Leaf cycle -Annual
-Length -10-20 cm
-Width -5-8 cm
-Texture -Fleshy
Conservation Status
Growth Rate  Moderate
Crown type  Irregular dense round
Propagation method  Seed
Root type  Tap moderate root
Preferred Soils  Loam soil
Impact on Soil
Salinity tolerance
Human uses  Fruit
Economic Importance  Fruit, leave tea, medicine, cosmetic
Distribution  All over Sri Lanka
Light preferences  Full sun
Flowering time
Flower Color  Yellow
Fruit type  Fleshy fruit