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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You annoba also like. Annona reticulata Custard Apple. When eaten fresh, it is said to be one of the preferred fruits of Africa. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Annona senegalensis. – African Orphan Crops Consortium

Suckering shoots provide binding fibersand the malleable, pale brown to white wood is used to carve tool handlesor fashioned into poles. Comments have to be senegalenssis before they are shown here. Their Characteristics and Uses. No efforts have been made to raise this species in Tanzania, but seedlings can annons raised in the nursery. It is adaptable to a range of zones, including bush, savannah and open patches of forest Palmer and Pitman Wood ash is an admixture to chewing tobacco and snuffand also in soap production as solvent.


Leaves and flowers are also eaten. Display spot senegalenssis for this species. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Annona senegalensis takes the form of either a shrub or small treegrowing between two and six meters tall. Some Mozambicans feed them to infants to wean them from their mother’s breast. The deciduous leaves are aromatic, alternate and blue-green above. Flowers are added to spice or garnish meals; leaves are eaten by humans as vegetables, or grazed by livestock.

The flowers, leaves and fruit are edible and culinary: Porcelia macrocarpa Monkey Banana. 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 leaves are also used to create a general health tonicin the treatment of pneumoniaand as mattress and pillow stuffing.

Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.

Annona senegalensis fruit on a stem, with leaves near Fada N’gourma in Burkina Faso.

Wild Custard Apple – Annona senegalensis

Annona paludosa Annona paludosa. Roots are also used medicinally in treating a gamut of conditions, from dizziness and indigestion to chest colds to venereal diseases. Pages 34 – Plants of Zimbabwe Report No. Monodora myristica Calabash Nutmeg.


Annona senegalensis

The fruit pulp is edible and said to have an apricot-like flavor. Cananga odorata Ylang Ylang.

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. It is very demanding of light so it should be place in full sun. Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana.

Many South Africans believe the roots can cure insanity. Annona senegalensiscommonly known as African custard-apple[2] wild custard appleand wild soursopis a species of flowering plant in the custard apple family, Annonaceae.

This species is native and common in savannas throughout tropical Africa. The fruit is fleshy, rounded, up to 4 cm across with overlapping scales and many seeds within the soft senegalensls. The fruit matures during the long rains and is edible from January through March. Occurs from the Nile River area to South Africa. Tends to favor sandy soils, but grows well in a wide variety of soils.

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