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  Annona cherimola
 
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  Family: ANNONACEAE
  Citation:  Annona cherimola Mill., Gard. ed. 8. 1768; Debika Mitra in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 206. 1993; M. Mohanan in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 135. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherimola, Hanuman Pazham
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Cherimoya, Atemoya
  Description: Trees, to 8 m high; branchlets rusty tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 6-12 mm long, slender, glabrous; lamina 5-14 x 4-9 cm, elliptic, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, base round or obtuse, shortly decurrent on petiole, apex acute, acuminate or obtuse, margin entire, pubescent above and velvety tomentose beneath, sub-coriaceous; lateral nerves 11-14 pairs, pinnate, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, green, solitary or upto 5 in extra-axillary or leaf opposed clusters; pedicels 1-1.3 cm long, tomentose; sepals 3, 2-4 mm long, connate, tomentose on outer side, glabrous within; petals 3+3, 1.5-3 cm long, greenish with out, puberulous, basally purple-spotted with in, fleshy; stamens many; connectives concealing the anthers; pistils many, linear-oblong, stigma spathulate. Fruit an aggregate of berry, 12 x 8 cm, globose or subglobose, turning yellow or reddish, smooth; areoles rather flat, separated by a reticulation of often raised ridges; pulp yellowish; seeds black-brown.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-June
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated in the High Ranges
  Distribution: Native of South America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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