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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The seeds need to be scarified, senegaleensis soak them in hot water and let the water cool for 24 hours. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

Grows best in low and mid-elevation tropical climates. Archived from the original on April 16, The Annona blooms from October through December, but along the coast it flowers during December senegaelnsis February.

Kirkia 10 1 Page Annona senegalensis takes the form of either a shrub or small treegrowing between two and six meters tall. Many people say that it is one of the best of the indigenous fruits in parts of tropical Africa.

Display spot characters for this species. Annona senegalensis fruit on a stem, with leaves near Fada N’gourma in Burkina Faso.

Flowers are added to spice or garnish meals; leaves are eaten by humans as vegetables, or grazed by livestock. Struik, South Africa Senegaleensis – Pages – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is adaptable to a range of zones, including bush, savannah and open patches of forest Palmer and Pitman Annona senegalensiscommonly known as African custard-apple[2] wild custard appleand wild soursopis a species of flowering plant in the custard apple family, Annonaceae.


A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Porcelia macrocarpa Monkey Banana.

Annona senegalensis. – African Orphan Crops Consortium

Wood ash is an admixture to chewing tobacco and snuffand also in soap production as solvent. They are often solitary plants within woodland savannah understorysenegslensis frequently in swamp forestsor riverbanksor on former cropland left fallow for an extended period.

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This species is native and common in savannas throughout tropical Africa. The Annona is usually seen as a shrub under taller trees, and grows throughout the Eastern Province, particularly in the wnnona.

Germination is also good on recently cultivated and burnt lands. It is very demanding of light so it should be place in full sun. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page Specific to Sudanleaves are boiled in the making of perfume. Roots are also used medicinally in treating a gamut of conditions, from dizziness and indigestion to chest colds to venereal diseases. Like other species within the genus AnonnaA.

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It is widely distributed throughout Tanzania where it grows in wet lowland savannah by the coast, in senegalesnis Usambaras and in Lake Victoria basin. No efforts have been made to raise this species in Tanzania, but seedlings can be raised in the nursery.


Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Well known where it grows naturally, it is largely unheard of elsewhere.

Annona Senegalensis Seeds (Annona Chrysophylla Seeds, Anone Seeds)

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Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images Retrieved from ” https: Natural Resources Board, Harare. Senrgalensis fruit is fleshy, rounded, up to 4 cm across with overlapping scales and many seeds within the soft pulp. Sign up to get notified when this product is back in stock. Now containing plants.

Widespread throughout tropical Africa, often growing in Savannah regions. The solid, rounded oval, edible fruit resembles that of its close relative, the cultivated custard apple. Annonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1 1 Pages – Occurs from the Nile River area to South Africa.

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Certain parts of A. Leaves and flowers are also eaten. Last update on The solid, edible fleshy fruit resembles that of its close relative, the cultivated custard apple. Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Retrieved August 3,