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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Annona paludosa Annona paludosa. Year ISBN Description A very well presented, simple guide to growing and utilizing wild food plants in Tanzania, with line snnona of each plant, a description, habitat and range, non-food as well as food uses, plus basic information on growing the plants. Many South Africans believe the roots can cure insanity. Annona glabra Pond Apple.

Like other species within the genus AnonnaA. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Senegslensis 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.

Annona senegalensis – PlantUse English

Please review the contents of the section and add the appropriate references if you can. Annona senegalensis remains leafless for several months in the dry season. Plants of Zimbabwe Report No. The leaves are also used to anjona a general health tonicin senetalensis treatment of pneumoniaand as mattress and pillow stuffing. It is very demanding of light so it should be place in full sun. Annona cherimola x squamosa Atemoya. Publisher Kampong Publications, California. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


This species is native and common in savannas throughout tropical Africa.

Annona senegalensis – Useful Tropical Plants

Leaves broadly ovate to nearly circular, yellowish- or bluish-green, sparsely puberulent above, more glaucous and hairy beneath. Its seed viability usually lasts no more than six months. Some Mozambicans feed them to infants to wean them from their mother’s breast.

Germination is good on recently cultivated and burnt lands. According to Irvine, the unopened flower buds are used in soup and to season native dishes; and the leaves are eaten. Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Leave 1—3 cm between the seeds and 10 cm between rows.

Annona Senegalensis Seeds (Annona Chrysophylla Seeds, Anone Seeds)

The seeds need to be scarified, so soak them in hot water and let the water cool for 24 hours. Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Now containing plants. When eaten fresh, it is said to be one of the preferred fruits of Africa.

Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images The fruit pulp is edible and said to have an apricot-like flavor. Frequently occurs in places subject to burning.


Annona senegalensis.

Natural gum in the bark is used to close open wounds. Typically compound, the pineapple-scented fruit is smooth but with the carpers distinctly outlined on the surface and is yellow or orange when ripe. Flowers mostly solitary, axillary, petals greenish outside, creamy yellow within, fleshy, hairy or glabrous. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website.

Specific to Sudanleaves are boiled in the making of perfume. Not for the casual reader. Natural regeneration is by seed, root suckers, and coppicing. Annona senegalensis Wild Custard Apple.

Tamarillo Seeds Solanum betaceum. Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.

It may grow in drier areas as long as the roots have continuous access to water. Insects associated with this species: Wood ash is an admixture to chewing tobacco and snuffand also in soap production as solvent.