EPPO Global Database

Persea americana(PEBAM)

Last modification: 2002-07-22

Basic information
  • EPPO code: PEBAM
  • Preferred name: Persea americana
  • Authority: Miller


Mexico. Cultivated for its fruits in tropical countries generally, and in Macaronesia and the southern Mediterranean zone

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Persea americana var. drymifolia (Chamisso & Schlechtendal) Blake
Persea americana var. nubigena (Lawson) Kopp
Persea drymifolia Chamisso & Schlechtendal
Persea gratissima Gärtner
Persea persea Cockerell

Common names
Name Language
alligator pear English
avocado English
avocado pear English
holly ghost pear English
Avocadobirnbaum German
avocatier French
aguacate Spanish
palta Spanish
avocado Italian
avocatoboom Dutch
abacate Portuguese
abacateira Portuguese
abacateiro Portuguese
pereira-abacate Portuguese
avokado Swedish
авокадо Russian
аллигаторова груша Russian
персея американская Russian
avokatotræ Danish
avokado Norwegian
avokado Finnish
avokado Hebrew
אֲבוֹקָדוֹ Hebrew
parachichi Swahili