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  Annona glabra
 
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  Family: ANNONACEAE
  Citation:  Annona glabra L., Sp. Pl. 537. 1753; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 56. 1989; Sivar. & Sunil, Rheedea 3: 90. 1993; Debika Mitra in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 206. 1993; M. Mohanan in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 135. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 71. 2009. Annona palustris L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 757. 1762.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattathi, Kattu-aatha, Kadalatha
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Alligator Apple, Bullock's Heart, Cherimoyer, Corkwood, Custard Apple, Mangrove Anona, Monkey Apple, Palo Bobo, Pond Apple
  Description: Trees, to 10 m high. Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate; petiole 8-20 mm long, stout, glabrous; lamina 6-20 x 3-8 cm, elliptic, elliptic-ovate, oblong-lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, base obtuse, round or decurrent, apex acute, acuminate or obtuse, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 8-12 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, yellowish-green, solitary, internodal or terminal on a short branchlets; pedicel 15-20 mm long, sepals 3, 5 x 7 mm, valvate, semiorbicular or ovate, glabrous; petals 3+3; outer petals 1.5-3 cm long, ovate, green and glabrous outside, yellow and minutely puberulous inside; inner petals 1.2-2.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, puberulous, yellow outside, carmine inside, minutely puberulous on both surface; stamens many, 3-4 mm long, connectives at apex slightly convex; carpels many, connate at anthesis. Fruit an aggregate of berry, 5-12 x 5-8 cm, ovoid, round at apex, yellow to orange, smooth, pulp yellow; seeds many, elliptic, black.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): Kottayam, Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Kollam, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated, also became naturalised along the backwaters and mangrove forests
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America and West Indies
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Thanneermukkam, Pallithode
   
 
   
 
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