Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Annonaceae - Custard-apple family

Robson, N.K.B. (1960) Annonaceae FZ 1(1)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs, shrublets or lianes. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, held in one plane in two rows, entire, aromatic when crushed. Flowers solitary or paired to fasciculate or cymose, terminal or axillary, usually bisexual, actinomorphic, Sepals (2-)3. Petals (4-)6 in 2 whorls, free or ± united. Stamens numerous, spiral or 6-12 and whorled. Carpels 1-many, free or united at the base or completely united to form a 1-locular ovary; ovules 1-many. Styles free or united, or 0. Fruit usually composed of 1-10 free carpels, rarely a 1-locular fruit (Annona).

Worldwide: 112 genera and 2,150 species, tropics.

Zimbabwe: 9 genera and 17 taxa.

Annona stenophylla

More sample images from the Annonaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)

Cleistochlamys kirkii

Cleistochlamys kirkii

Friesodielsia obovata

Friesodielsia obovata

Artabotrys brachypetalus

Artabotrys brachypetalus

Annona senegalensis subsp. senegalensis

Annona senegalensis subsp. senegalensis

Monodora junodii var. junodii

Monodora junodii var. junodii

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Annona L.Description, Image
Artabotrys R. Br.Description, Image
Cleistochlamys Oliv.Description, Image
Friesodielsia SteenisDescription, Image
Hexalobus A. DC.Description, Image
Monanthotaxis Baill.Description
Monodora DunalDescription, Image
Uvaria L.Description
Xylopia L.Description

Other sources of information about Annonaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Annonaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Annonaceae
Flora of Zambia: Annonaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Annonaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Annonaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=12, retrieved 31 October 2014

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