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, so soak them in hot water and let the water cool for 24 hours. It is widely distributed throughout Tanzania where it grows in wet lowland savannah by the coast, in sejegalensis Usambaras and in Lake Victoria basin. Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Without heat, seeds may take months for germination.

Annona senegalensis

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Well known where it grows naturally, it is largely unheard of elsewhere. Annona cornifolia Annona cornifolia. When the tree gets older it will be rough and thick, with grey-orange young hairy branches.

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It is very demanding of light so it should be place in full sun.

Flowers and ripening fruit Photograph by: Struik, South Africa Pages – Annona senegalensis remains leafless for several months in the dry season. The fruit is fleshy, rounded, up to 4 cm across with overlapping scales and many seeds within the soft pulp. Scarify seeds if raising seedlings in a nursery. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Annona senegalensiscommonly known as African custard-apple[2] wild custard appleand wild soursopis a species of flowering plant in the custard apple family, Annonaceae.


Tends to favour sandy soils Palgravebut grows well in a wide variety of soils including stony soils, on river banks, fallow land, and along the coast on coral rocks with sandy loams.

Seedlings with 70F bottom heat germinate in senegalensiw 21 days.

Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page Sign up to get notified when this product is back in stock. Annonq of Zimbabwe Report No. The fruit matures during the long rains and is edible from January through March. Pages 34 – Senega,ensis Crops of Africa: Some Mozambicans feed them to infants to wean them senegalenis their mother’s breast. Roots are also used medicinally in treating a gamut of conditions, from dizziness and indigestion to chest colds to venereal diseases.

Grows best in low and mid-elevation tropical climates. Many people say that it is one of the best 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. This tree tends to favor sandy soils, but grows well in a wide variety of soils.

Annona senegalensis. – African Orphan Crops Consortium

They are oval, in 7. A traditional food plant in Africathe fruits of A. Tamarillo Seeds Solanum betaceum. The flowers, leaves and fruit are edible and culinary: Description Medium sized tree or shrub to ft. Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Pages – Native Range Widespread throughout tropical Africa, often growing in Savannah regions.


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.

Its seed viability usually lasts no more than six months. The specific epithet, senegalensistranslates to mean “of Senegal”, the country where the type specimen was collected. The deciduous leaves are aromatic, alternate and blue-green above.

Annona Senegalensis Seeds (Annona Chrysophylla Seeds, Anone Seeds)

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Occurs from the Nile River area to South Africa. It has sucker shoots that are an adaptation senegalrnsis frequent burning Sommerlatte Fruits in tree growing in Mozambique Photograph by: Tends to favor sandy soils, but grows well in a wide variety of soils.

Annona montana Mountain Soursop. According to Irvine, the unopened flower buds are used in soup and to season native dishes; and the leaves are eaten. Senegaalensis fruit pulp is edible and said to have an apricot-like flavor.

A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia.