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Persea americana

Mill., 1768


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Classification/taxinomie :
Famille : Lauraceae ;
Synonymes : Persea gratissima C.F.Gaertn. 1807 ;

Synonymes français : avocatier commun, avocatier américain, avocatier du Guatemala [Guatemalan race] ;

Nom(s) anglais et/ou international(aux) : alligator-pear [West Indian race], avocado, avocado-pear [West Indian race], Guatemalan avocado [Guatemalan race], lowland avocado [West Indian race], Mexican avocado [Mexican race], Trapp avocado [West Indian race], West Indian avocado [West Indian race], e li (cn transcrit), Avocado (de), Avocadobaum (de), Avocadopalme (de), abokado (jp romaji), wani-nashi (jp romaji), abacate (pt,br), aguacate (es), palto (es), avokado (sv) ;

Rusticité (résistance face au froid/gel) : -8/-11 (-6)

Comestibilité : fruit

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- rapport de consommation et comestibilité/consommabilité inférée (partie(s) utilisable(s) et usage(s) alimentaire(s) correspondant(s)) :

Partie(s) comestible(s)µ{{{0(+x)µ : fruit, légume, prudenceµ{{{0(+x)µ.(1*)
µ culinaire(s) :
-la pulpe du fruit est consommée crue ou cuite ; elle est consommée dans les salades, soupes, sandwichs, pâtes à tartiner, la crème glacée, et aussi dans les tortillas et le vin ;
les fruits sont mélangés avec du sucre et de l'eau pour faire une boisson ;
-l'huile est extraite de la chair ; elle est utilisée dans la vinaigrette ;
-les feuilles peuvent être utilisées pour le thé sucré avec du jus de canne à sucre ; les feuilles grillées sont utilisées pour les ragoûts de saison et les plats de haricotsµ{{{0(+x)µ.(1*)

Précautions à prendre

Précautions à prendre :

(1*)ATTENTIONµ0(+x)µ : certaines personnes sont allergiquesµ{{{0(+x)µ.

Catégories principales : pcp

Vendeurs graines : musapalm, palmaris, tropicaplante, ediblelandscaping (3 variétés), tropicaflore (Hass greffé et cloné duke7, résistant à -10°C ?)

Liens, sources et/ou références : CRFG ("California Rare Fruit Growers", en anglais) ; "Top Tropicals : avocado varieties" (en anglais) ;

dont classification : "The Plant List" (en anglais) ; INPI (recherche, en anglais) ;

dont Google (recherche de/pour) "Persea americana" : pages , images | "Avocatier" : pages ;

dont livres et bases de données : 0"FOOD PLANTS INTERNATIONAL" (en anglais) ;

dont biographie/références de "FOOD PLANTS INTERNATIONAL" :

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New York Botanical Gardens. p 39 ; Bergh, B.O., 1979, Avocado, in Simmonds N.W.,(ed), Crop Plant Evolution. Longmans. London. p 148 (Also as Persea americana var. drymifolia) ; Bianchini, F., Corbetta, F., and Pistoia, M., 1975, Fruits of the Earth. Cassell. p 172 ; Bodkin, F., 1991, Encyclopedia Botanica. Cornstalk publishing, p 773 ; Bodner, C. C. and Gereau, R. E., 1988, A Contribution to Bontoc Ethnobotany. Economic Botany, 43(2): 307-369 ; Bremness, L., 1994, Herbs. Collins Eyewitness Handbooks. Harper Collins. p 72 ; Burkill, I.H., 1966, A Dictionary of the Economic Products of the Malay Peninsula. Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Vol 2 (I-Z) p 1726 ; Casas, A., et al, 1996, Plant Management Among the Nahua and the Mixtec in the Balsas River Basin, Mexico: An Ethnobotanical Approach to the Study of Plant Domestication. Human Ecology, Vol. 24, No. 4 pp. 455-478 Cheifetz, A., (ed), 1999, 500 popular vegetables, herbs, fruits and nuts for Australian Gardeners. Random House p 217 ; Chin, H.F., & Yong, H.S., 1996, Malaysian Fruits in Colour. Tropical press, Kuala Lumpur p 62 ; Cobley, L.S. (rev. Steele, W.M.) 2nd Ed., 1976, An Introduction to the Botany of Tropical Crops. Longmans. p 190 ; Coe, F. G. and Anderson, G. J., 1999, Ethnobotany of the Sumu (Ulwa) of Southeastern Nicaragua and Comparisons with Miskitu Plant Lore. Economic Botany Vol. 53. No. 4. pp. 363-386 ; Condit, R., et al, 2011, Trees of Panama and Costa Rica. Princeton Field Guides. p 260 ; Cooper, W. and Cooper, W., 2004, Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest. Nokomis Editions, Victoria, Australia. p 265 ; Coronel, R.E., 1982, Fruit Collections in the Philippines. IBPGR Newsletter p 8 ; Cull, B.W., 1995, Fruit Growing in Warm Climates. Reed. p 51 ; Cundall, P., (ed.), 2004, Gardening Australia: flora: the gardener's bible. 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