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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Growing Environment Grows best in low and mid-elevation tropical climates. Retrieved August 4, The Annona blooms from October through December, but along the coast it flowers during December through February. Views Read Edit View history. The fruit pulp is edible and said to have an apricot-like flavor.

Annona senegalensis – Useful Tropical Plants

Occurs from the Nile River area to South Africa. Annona sericea Annona seneglensis. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. They are often solitary plants within woodland savannah understoryalso frequently in swamp forestsor riverbanksor on former cropland left fallow for an extended period.


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

Seedlings of month age are usually large enough to be set out in the field. Unsourced or poorly sourced material may be challenged and removed.

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Sow 2 seeds per pot, about 1—2 cm deep, then cover with a fine soil layer. Scarify seeds if raising seedlings in a nursery. As Annona senegalensis Drummond, R.

Flowers and ripening fruit Photograph by: Annona senegalensis is also known as Wild Custard-Apple. Archived from seneglaensis original on April 16, It has sucker shoots that are an adaptation to frequent burning Sommerlatte Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

Without heat, seeds may take months for germination.

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. Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Uses The fruit is eaten fresh. Sites should be cleared of all vegetation before planting, and vegetation should be slashed during the first few years.


This tree tends to favor sandy soils, but grows well in a wide variety of soils. Natural regeneration is by seed, root suckers, and coppicing. Frequently occurs in places subject to burning. It is very demanding of light so it should be place in full sun.

Wood ash is an admixture to chewing tobacco and snuffand also in soap production as solvent. Annona squamosa Sugar Apple.

Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page It is much appreciated in the wild by shepherds. Plants of Zimbabwe Report No.

Annona senegalensis

Lost Crops of Africa. Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana.

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