EPPO Global Database

Persea americana(PEBAM)

Last modification: 2002-07-22

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


Mexico, Central America. Cultivated for its fruits in tropical and subtropical countries. Introduced in Bangladesh, China (including Taiwan), Indochina, central Africa, USA (Florida), Caribbean, South America (western, Colombia to Argentina) 

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