Persea americana


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Persea americana

tree in the Lauraceae family; contains an unidentified cardiotoxin which causes cardiomyopathy manifested by heart failure; called also avocado; the leaves of the Guatemalan varieties are toxic, the Mexican varieties are not.
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Among the species assayed, Argemone mexicana, Cecropia glazioui, Mangifera indica, Persea americana and Tulbaghia violaceae were selected based on their traditional use as antihypertensive and/or diuretics, whereas a chemosystematic approach was adopted for the others.
Frequency distribution of head capsule width measurements from larvae of Xyleborus glabratus reared in (A) avocado, Persea americana (n = 255), (B) redbay, P.