Description of the genus
Trees, shrubs or shrublets. Flowers
solitary or in few-flowered cymes or fascicles, terminal or
extra-axillary. Bracteoles 0-2, persistent. Sepals 3,
much shorter than the petals. Petals 6, in two whorls,
free or connate at base. Stamens numerous, linear to
linear-clavate. Carpels numerous, united in fruit.
Fruit ovoid-spherical to cylindric, many-seeded. Seeds irregularly
arranged in the fruit; aril like a caruncle.
Worldwide: 137 genera, mostly S American with a few (8) in Africa.
Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.
Key to SpeciesDisplay key
Other sources of information about Annona:
Our websites:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated AnnonaFlora of Mozambique
: AnnonaFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): AnnonaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: AnnonaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for AnnonaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): AnnonaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Annona.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=601, retrieved 23 April 2014