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Taxon: Annona mucosa Jacq.

Genus: Annona
Family: Annonaceae
Nomen number: 3491
Place of publication: Observ. bot. 1:16. 1764
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 19-Jun-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Hilo (HILO)
Accessions: 20 (2 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • wild sweetsop  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • cachiman créme  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • cachiman montagne  (Source: F Neotrop) - French (Guadeloupe, Martinique)
  • Schleimapfel  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • biribarana  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • anona  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish
  • cachimán  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • candón  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • cherimoya  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide P. Maas et al., F Neotrop 57:131. 1992, as Rollinia mucosa); fruit (fide P. Maas et al., F Neotrop 57:131. 1992, as Rollinia mucosa)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago, [Trinidad] United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amazonas, Minas Gerais, Pará, Rio Grande do Sul, São Paulo, Acre, Bahia, Mato Grosso, Rio de Janeiro]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [El Beni] Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


  1. Maas, P. J. M. et al. 1994. Studies in Annonaceae. XXI. Index to species and infraspecific taxa of neotropical Annonaceae (Candollea) 49:404.
  2. Maas, P. J. M. et al. 1992. Rollinia Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 57:126.
  3. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  4. Rainer, H. 2007. Monographic studies in the genus Annona L. (Annonaceae): inclusion of the genus Rollinia A. St.-Hil. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 108:191-205.
  5. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants (Dict Rehm)
  6. Vasquez, R. & A. H. Gentry 1989. Use and misuse of forest-harvested fruits in the Iquitos area Conservation Biol. 3:350-361.

Check other web resources for Annona mucosa Jacq. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=3491. Accessed 18 June 2019.