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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They are oval, in 7. The fruit matures during the long rains and is edible from January through March. Many people say that it is one of the seneaglensis of the indigenous fruits in parts of tropical Africa.

Graphium angolanus angolanus Food plant Graphium antheus Food plant Racotis squalida Larval food plant Graphium morania Larval foodplant. The specific epithet, senegalensistranslates to mean “of Senegal”, the country where the type specimen was collected.

Some Mozambicans feed them to infants senegalenssi wean them from their mother’s breast. Flowers and ripening fruit Photograph by: The primary use of this versatile plant is for food, but it has applications in numerous aspects of human endeavor, and every part of the plant has unique properties and uses. Leaves and flowers are also eaten.

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

According to Irvine, the unopened flower buds are used in soup and to season native dishes; and the leaves are eaten. Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Derivation of annon name: Bark can be processed to produce yellow-brown dyeinsecticideor medicine for treating a wide array of ailments, including worms parasitic on the intestines or flesh notably guinea wormsdiarrheagastroenteritislung infectionstoothachesand even snakebites.


Seeds were last available in July Water them once a day during the dry season, and every 2—3 days during the wet season if necessary, to keep the seed-bed moist but not saturated. Native Range Widespread throughout tropical Africa, often growing in Savannah regions.

MEDICINE The leaf tips and bark are used to treat colds and pneumonia, the fruits are used against diarrhoea, dysentery and vomiting, and the root is also used for stomach problems.

As Annona senegalensis Drummond, R. Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. 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. Leaves broadly ovate to nearly circular, annoba or bluish-green, sparsely puberulent above, more glaucous and hairy beneath.

Monodora myristica Calabash Nutmeg.

Scarify seeds if raising seedlings in a nursery. Widespread throughout tropical Africa, often growing in Savannah regions.

Annona senegalensis is also known as Wild Custard-Apple. Red data list status: Struik, South Africa Pages – Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Germination is also good on recently cultivated and burnt lands. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page Flowers mostly solitary, axillary, petals greenish outside, creamy yellow within, fleshy, hairy or glabrous.

Annona senegalensiscommonly known as African custard-apple[2] wild custard appleand wild soursopis a species of flowering plant in the custard apple family, Annonaceae.

The fruits are eaten by baboons. Growing Environment Grows best in low and mid-elevation tropical climates. Retrieved August 3, Certain parts of A.

Annona senegalensis.

Natural regeneration is by seed, root suckers, and coppicing. Specific senegalenssi Sudanleaves are boiled in the making of perfume. The seeds can be sowed outside in fall season or after the last frost of winter. This is a sprawling shrub or a tree that can grow up to 20 ft 6 m high with smooth, silvery bark.


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Annona Senegalensis Seeds (Annona Chrysophylla Seeds, Anone Seeds)

Leaves and flower buds Photograph by: They are often solitary plants within woodland savannah understoryalso frequently in swamp forestsor riverbanksor on former semegalensis left fallow for an extended period.

Leave 1—3 cm between the seeds and 10 cm between rows. Annona senegalensis remains leafless for several months in the dry season. Sow 2 seeds per pot, about 1—2 cm deep, then cover with a fine soil layer. Annona paludosa Annona paludosa. Tamarillo Seeds Solanum betaceum. This tree tends to favor sandy soils, but grows well in a wide variety of soils. Typically compound, the pineapple-scented fruit is smooth but with the carpers distinctly outlined on the surface and is yellow or orange when ripe.

Tends to favor sandy soils, but grows well in a wide variety of soils.

Last update on Sites should be cleared of wnnona vegetation before planting, and vegetation should be slashed during the first few years. It is very demanding of light so it should be place in full sun.