Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers

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Persea americana  Avocado
Family Lauraceae
Genus Persea    
Species americana   
Properties Estapone
The avocado is a tree, long thought to have originated in South Central Mexico, classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. The fruit of the plant, also called an avocado (or avocado pear or alligator pear), is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed known as a "pit" or a "stone".
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