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  Annona reticulata
  Citation:  Annona reticulata 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; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 53. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 42. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 4. 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; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 49. 2005; M. Mohanan in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 136. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 72. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 103. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Manilanilam, Ramasita, Aatha, Ramachakkamaram, Vlathi, Parankichakka
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Custard apple, Bullock's heart
  Description: Trees, to 8 m high; bark pale brown. Leaves simple, alternate, distichous, estipulate; petiole 10-20 mm long, stout, glabrous, grooved above; lamina 10-20 x 3.5-7 cm, ovate-lanceolate, oblong, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, base acute, obtuse or decurrent, apex acuminate, margin entire, pubescent on both sides when young, glabrous above and pubescent beneath at maturity, coriaceous; lateral nerves 10-14 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, green, several from internodal cymes, rarely leaf opposed; sepals 3, 2-3 mm long, pubescent out side, glabrous within; petals 3 + 3, outer ones 1.5-2 cm, puberulous; inner ones reduced; stamens many, 1-1.3 mm long; anther cells hidden by the overlapping connectives; carpels many. Fruit an aggregate of berry, to 10 cm across, spherical or ovoid, yellowish-red; areoles flat, rather separated by reticulations of raised ridges; pulp yellowish; seeds black-brown.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-August
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated and often 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: -1200
  Localities: Aroor
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