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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Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. They are oval, in 7. Tends to favor sandy soils, but grows well in a wide variety of soils. Lost Crops of Africa. Occurs from the Nile River area to South Africa. This specie is little-known outside its natural range. Derivation of specific name: You may also like.

Monodora myristica Calabash Nutmeg. Compact gently and water to saturation. Annona cacans Araticum Cagao. Archived from the original on April 16, Year ISBN Description A very well presented, simple guide to growing and utilizing wild food plants in Tanzania, with line drawings of each plant, a description, habitat and range, non-food as well as food uses, plus basic information on growing the plants.

The fruit should be picked while still green to avoid damage by birds, and then kept for ripening. The seeds can be sowed outside in fall season or after the last frost of winter. Its seed viability usually lasts no more than six months. Xylopia aromatica Monkey Pepper. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website.


Sign up to get notified when this product is back in stock. Publisher Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit; Germany Year ISBN Description A well-researched book, usually with more than one photograph of each species and good information on the plant and its uses. Flowers and ripening fruit Photograph by: The Annona blooms from October through December, but along the coast it flowers during December through February.

Please review the contents of the section and add the appropriate references if you can. It is native to tropical east and northeast, west and west-central, and southern Africa, as well as southern subtropical Africa, and islands in the western Indian Ocean.

The fruit pulp is edible and said to have an apricot-like flavor. The fruit matures during the long rains and is edible from January through March.

Annona Senegalensis Seeds (Annona Chrysophylla Seeds, Anone Seeds)

Fruits in tree growing in Mozambique Photograph by: The specific epithet, senegalensistranslates to mean “of Senegal”, the country where the type specimen was collected. When eaten fresh, it is said to be one of the preferred fruits of Africa. This species is native and common in savannas throughout tropical Annonq.


Annona sericea Annona sericea. Without heat, seeds may take months for germination. Natural Resources Board, Harare.

Annona senegalensiscommonly known as African custard-apple[2] wild custard appleand wild soursopis a species of flowering plant in the custard apple family, Annonaceae. Typically compound, the pineapple-scented fruit ssenegalensis smooth but with the carpers distinctly outlined on the surface and is yellow or orange when ripe. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Very demanding of light, should be place in full sun.

Occasionally, it may become as tall as 11 m. Retrieved from ” https: The wild custard apple is limited to tropical areas up to an elevation of 5, ft 1, m and thrives best where its roots can reach water. Many South Africans believe the roots can cure insanity.

Annona senegalensis – Useful Tropical Plants

Leaves and flowers are also eaten. The solid, rounded oval, edible fruit resembles that of its close relative, the cultivated custard apple. Leaves broadly ovate to nearly circular, yellowish- or bluish-green, sparsely puberulent above, more glaucous and hairy beneath.