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 senegalensis.

The fruit pulp is edible and said to have an apricot-like flavor. Leaves and flowers are also eaten. Plants of Zimbabwe Report No. Many South Africans believe the roots can cure insanity. This tree tends to favor sandy soils, but grows well in a wide variety of soils.

Struik, South Africa Pages senegalensid When the tree annkna older it will be rough and thick, with grey-orange young hairy branches. They are oval, in 7.

As Annona senegalensis Drummond, R. Description Medium sized tree or shrub to ft. The fruits are eaten by baboons. This species is native and common in savannas throughout tropical Africa.

Large shrub or small tree, 1. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Senegalenssi senegalensis. Like other species within the genus AnonnaA.

Annona senegalensis – PlantUse English

Frequently occurs in places subject to burning. It is much appreciated in the wild by shepherds. Annona salzmannii Beach Sugar Apple. Natural regeneration is by seed, root suckers, and coppicing.


Annona cornifolia Annona cornifolia. Compact gently and water to saturation. The solid, rounded oval, edible fruit resembles that of its close relative, the cultivated custard apple.

Annona senegalensis fruit on a stem, with leaves near Fada N’gourma in Burkina Faso. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.

Annona Senegalensis Seeds (Annona Chrysophylla Seeds, Anone Seeds)

Flowers and ripening fruit Photograph by: Seedlings of month age are usually large enough to be set out in the field. Fruits in tree growing in Mozambique Photograph by: You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. The flowers, leaves and fruit are edible and culinary: Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Sites should be cleared of all vegetation before planting, and vegetation should be slashed during the first few years.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia.

The fruit is fleshy, rounded, up to 4 cm across with overlapping scales and many seeds within the soft pulp. Annona sericea Annona sericea. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.


Many people say that it is one of the best of the indigenous fruits in parts of tropical Africa. No efforts have been made to raise this species in Tanzania, but seedlings can be raised in the nursery.


Annona senegalensis

Publisher Kampong Publications, California. It may grow in drier areas as long as the roots have continuous access to water. Year ISBN Description A annna well presented, simple guide to growing and utilizing wild food plants in Tanzania, with line seneyalensis 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. Certain parts of A.

It is adaptable to a range of zones, including bush, savannah and open patches of forest Palmer and Pitman The seeds can be sowed outside in fall season or after the last frost of winter.

Annonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1 1 Pages – 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. The deciduous leaves are aromatic, alternate and blue-green above.