2729.000 Annona L.

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.

Derivation of name: latinised from a Taino name

Worldwide: 137 species, mostly South American with a few (8) in Africa.

Zimbabwe: 5 cultivated taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Abantis paradisea (Paradise skipper) Larval foodplant
Annona squamosa

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

cherimola Mill.
muricata L.Image
reticulata L.
senegalensis Pers. subsp. senegalensis Description, Image
squamosa L.Image

Other sources of information about Annona:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Annona
Flora of Caprivi: Annona
Flora of Malawi: Annona
Flora of Mozambique: Annona
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Annona
Flora of Zambia: Annona
Flora of Zimbabwe: Annona

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Annona
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Annona
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Annona
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Annona
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Annona
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Annona
JSTOR Plant Science: Annona
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Annona
Plants of the World Online: Annona
Tropicos: Annona
Wikipedia: Annona

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Annona.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=601, retrieved 2 June 2023

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