Species Detail

Asimina triloba L. dunal.
pawpaw tree


Scientific Name:  
Asimina triloba L. dunal.
Common Name:  
pawpaw tree
Myaamia Name:  
mihsiimišaahkwi
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Fall
Habitats:  
Dry Prairie grasslands, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding, Deciduous Swamp no coniferous domts., Human-Disturbed Areas
Locations:  
Seven Pillars
Growth Forms:  
Vine, Cultivated

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Asimina triloba L. dunal.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Food  p. 3636 –
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Unknown 
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Unknown 
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food  traditional food. In the traditional story of Young Thunder William Pecongah; he describes the crops he had growing on his land 160 acres of reserve in central Indiana.
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Unknown  p. 1261 –
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Food  fruits eaten. p. 1691 –
Deliette, L. 1702 Use - Food  fruits eaten. p. 320 –
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25 Use - Food  fruits eaten. p. 100 –
Anonymous 1837 Use - Unknown  pawpaw
Rafert, S. 1996 Use - Food  used as a snack food when in the woods p. 182 –
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Unknown  p. 1762 –
Strack, M. 2004, February 27 Use - Food  fruits gathered and eaten Interview with Dani Tippman and Mary Strack Swenda –
Botanical Sources  
Asimina triloba L. dunal.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   occurs in rich; damp woods
Related Sources  
Asimina triloba L. dunal.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Whitford, A. C. 1941   fibers from stems used in numerous historic objects; including coarse bags; fabrics and split bark bags of Ohio cave and rock-shelter dwellers; a bag from the Menomini where the pawpaw fiber is used only in the weft; a Potawatomi bag. Its use seems only limited by its distribution
Clark, J.E. 1993   Shawnee collected this plant
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25   Dunn gives the Miami term Interview with Lamoine Marks –
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895   Gatschet also lists the Miami term p. 1691 –
Shoemaker, G. 2004, May 28   there is an area in the heart of eastern Miami lands called Pawpaw alley; east of Peru along highway 19 Interview with Gary Shoemaker –