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.

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

Zambia: 4 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Abantis paradisea (Paradise skipper)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
senegalensis Pers. subsp. senegalensis CLkDescription, Image
stenophylla Engl. & Diels subsp. longepetiolata (R.E.Fr.) N.Robson N,WNw,N
stenophylla Engl. & Diels subsp. nana (Exell) N.RobsonB,N,W,C,SLkDescription, Image
stenophylla Engl. & Diels subsp. stenophylla NN

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 Zimbabwe: Annona
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Annona

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Annona
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Annona
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Annona
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Annona
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Annona

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Annona.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=601, retrieved 26 May 2019

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