Share web
 
 
 
Home Kerala Plants - DVD Search Kerala Plants Exotic Plants Garden Plants Trees Shrubs Climbers Medicinal Plants
 
KERALA PLANTS
Search Kerala Plants
Exotic Plants
Garden Plants
Trees
Herbs
Shrubs
Climbers
Medicinal Plants
GENERAL
Introduction
Location
Geology & Soil
Climate
Phytogeography
Vegetation
 
KERALA PLANTS - DVD
5094 plants; 880 exotics; 100 more multiple keys for finding plants; 20,000 more plant images; 6,800 local/trade/common names and more...>>>
   
 
  Annona squamosa
 
More images:..>> 21,000 images, 5094 plants; 880 exotics; 100 more multiple keys for finding plants; 6,800 local/trade/common names
  Family: ANNONACEAE
  Citation:  Annona squamosa L., Sp. Pl. 537. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 78. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 20(14). 1915; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 27. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 61. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 57. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 5. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 49. 1990; Debika Mitra in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 207. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 44. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 34. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 45. 1997; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 49. 2005; M. Mohanan in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 137. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 73. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 103. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Aathi, Aatha, Aathachakka, Amruthakkai, Seethappazham
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Sugar apple, Custard apple, Sweet sop, Sweetsop-Anon, Araticum
  Description: Trees, to 6 m high, brownish or brownish-black; branchlets seriaceous, glabrous when mature. Leaves simple, alternate, distichous, estipulate; petiole 6-20 mm long, stout, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 5-17 x 2-7 cm, ovate, ovate-lanceolate or elliptic-oblong, base acute, obtuse, cuneate, or round, apex acute or obtuse, margin entire, glabrous, glaucous beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 8-12 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, axillary, solitary or a few together, leaf-opposed; pedicels 1-3 cm long, glabrous; sepals 3, 2-3 x 3-4 mm, broadly ovate, shortly acuminate, pubescent outside; petals 6 [3+3], outer 3 petals, 1.5-3 x. 3-0.5 cm, linear-oblong, keeled inside, thick, greenish-white or yellow, reddish at base inside, pubescent outside, inner three petals usually missing or rudimentary, ovate, ca. 1 mm long; stamens many, ca. 1 mm long, anther thecae narrow, with ovoid top of connectives; carpels many, superior, ca. 1 mm long, subconnate, ovoid, pubescent, 1-ovuled, style oblong, stigma entire. Fruit an aggregate of berry, 8-10 cm across, ovoid, greenish, glabrous, tuberculate with rounded tips, glaucous, pulp white; seeds many, black, shiny.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-October
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated and almost naturalised
  Distribution: Native of Central America and West Indies
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kayamkulam
   
 
   
 
Pookalam Designs
 
 
 
 
 
Website Hit Counters