Monographs Details: Persea
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Description:Genus Description - Fls perfect; inner series of tepals evidently larger than the outer; fertile stamens 9, in 3 series, the filaments of the inner series each with a pair of basilateral glands; fourth series of stamens represented by staminodes; fr subtended by the persistent, somewhat accrescent tepals; evergreen trees or tall shrubs. 200, mainly trop.