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 leaves are also used to create a general health tonicin the treatment of pneumoniaand as mattress and pillow stuffing.
African custard-apple Annona senegalensis fruit on a stem, with leaves near Fada N’gourma in Burkina Faso. Suckering shoots provide binding fibersand the malleable, pale brown to white wood is used to carve tool handlesor fashioned into poles. This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat The solid, edible fleshy fruit resembles that of its close relative, the cultivated custard apple. It is much appreciated in the wild by shepherds.
This section with questionable factual accuracy needs more medical references for verification or relies too heavily on primary sources. Scarify seeds if raising seedlings in a nursery. Annona senegalensis takes the form of either a shrub or small treegrowing between two and six meters tall.
Annona senegalensiscommonly known as African custard-apple wild custard appleand wild soursopis annoja species of flowering plant in the custard apple family, Annonaceae. Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Red data list status: You may also like. Pages – Plants of Zimbabwe Report No. As Annona senegalensis Drummond, R.
No efforts have been made to raise this species in Tanzania, but seedlings can be raised in the nursery. Leaves and flower buds Photograph by: Annona squamosa Sugar Apple.
Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Natural gum in the bark is used to close open wounds. Flowers are added to spice or garnish meals; leaves are eaten by humans as vegetables, or grazed by livestock.
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The fruit is fleshy, rounded, up to 4 cm across with overlapping scales and many seeds within the soft pulp. Sign up to get notified when this product is back in stock.
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Controls often employed against the disease annonq spray applications of fermate or phygon. When senegalsnsis fresh, it is said to be one of the preferred fruits of Africa.
Leave 1—3 cm between the seeds and 10 cm between rows. If sowed outside, prepare a raised seedbed of 1. Grows best in low and mid-elevation tropical climates.
Seeds were last available in July Native Range Widespread throughout tropical Africa, often growing in Savannah regions. Sign up to get notified when this product is back in stock Save Cancel.