EPPO Global Database

Persea americana(PEBAM)

Code created in: 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. Subspp. drymifolia and nubigena are distinguished in Mexico and Guatemala. Introduced in Bangladesh, China (including Taiwan), Indochina, central Africa, USA (Florida), Mexico, Caribbean, South America (western, Colombia to Argentina), New Zealand

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
aguacatero Spanish
mantequilla de pobre Spanish (MX)
palta Spanish
paltero Spanish
palto Spanish
avocado Italian
avocatoboom Dutch
abacate Portuguese (BR)
abacateira Portuguese
abacateiro Portuguese (BR)
pereira-abacate Portuguese
avokado Swedish
авокадо Russian
аллигаторова груша Russian
персея американская Russian
avokatotræ Danish
avokado Norwegian
avokado Finnish
avokado Hebrew
אֲבוֹקָדוֹ Hebrew
ahuakatondo Basque
alvocater Catalan
parachichi Swahili