Taxon: Annona cherimola Mill.

Genus: Annona
Family: Annonaceae
Nomen number: 3479
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Annona no. 5. 1768
Name Verified on: 13-Jul-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Jul-2010
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 179 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Pl Book)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Western South America: Ecuador - Loja; Peru

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Somalia
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
    • Western Asia: Israel
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Malesia: Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: Spain
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico; South America
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • : Mexico; South America
    • Mesoamerica: Central America


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Check other web resources for Annona cherimola Mill. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image