Annona senegalensis subsp. senegalensis. Photo: Mark Hyde Black granite quarry, Mtoko. Annona senegalensis subsp. senegalensis. Photo: Bart Wursten. ANNONA SENEGALENSIS*. DISTRIBUTION. Found within semiarid and subhumid regions as a single shrub in the understorey of: savannah woodlands; open. Authority, Pers. Family, Magnoliopsida:Magnoliidae:Magnoliales:Annonaceae. Synonyms, Annona arenaria Thonn. ex Schum., Annona chrysophylla Boj.

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Occasionally, it may become as tall as 11 m. Archived from the original on April 16, Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

Annona cherimola x senegalensiz Atemoya. Native Range Widespread throughout tropical Africa, often growing in Savannah regions.

Annona cacans Araticum Cagao. Pages 34 – Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.

Red data list status: The specific epithet, senegalensistranslates to mean “of Senegal”, the country where the type specimen was collected. Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Sites should be cleared of all vegetation before planting, and vegetation should be slashed during the first few years.

Please review the contents of the section and add the appropriate references if you can. Annona senegalensiscommonly known as African custard-apple[2] wild custard appleand wild soursopis a species of flowering plant in the custard apple family, Annonaceae.


Annona senegalensis

You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. The Annona is usually seen as a shrub under taller trees, and grows throughout the Eastern Province, particularly in the valleys.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Annona senegalensis. Description Medium sized tree or shrub to ft. Seeds are anbona available for the Wild Custard Apple. Lost Crops of Africa.

Certain parts of A. It may grow in drier areas as long as the roots have continuous access to water. Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. This tree tends to favor sandy soils, but grows well in a wide variety of soils. Plants of Zimbabwe Report No.

Annona Senegalensis Seeds (Annona Chrysophylla Seeds, Anone Seeds)

They are often solitary plants within woodland savannah understoryalso frequently in swamp forestsor riverbanksor on former cropland left fallow for an extended period. Suckering shoots provide binding fibersand the malleable, pale brown to white wood is used to carve tool handlesor fashioned into poles. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.


Annona montana Mountain Soursop. Seedlings with 70F bottom heat germinate in about 21 days. Germination is also good on recently cultivated and burnt lands. Germination is good on recently cultivated and burnt lands. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Large shrub or small tree, 1.

The flowers, leaves and fruit are edible and culinary: Flowers from October through December, but along the coast it flowers during December through February.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Annona senegalensis subsp. senegalensis

Flowers are added to spice or garnish meals; leaves are eaten by humans as vegetables, or grazed by livestock. Compact gently and water to saturation. This species is native and common in savannas throughout tropical Africa. Annona paludosa Annona paludosa. Retrieved November 4, The solid, rounded oval, edible fruit resembles that of its close relative, the cultivated custard apple.

The senegalensid need to be scarified, so soak them in hot water and let the water cool for 24 hours.

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