Taxon: Annona muricata L.

 
Genus: Annona
Family: Annonaceae
Nomen number: 3492
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:536. 1753
Name Verified on: 11-Jul-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Jul-1997
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 60 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: beverage base (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Gene sources: graft stock for soursop (fide Trop Fruits 6:138. 2011)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . probable origin West Indies

    Naturalized:

    . widely natzd. in tropics

    Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • : Africa; Mexico; South America
  • Asia-Temperate

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

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • : Africa; Mexico; South America
  • Pacific

    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
  • Southern America

    • : Africa; Mexico; South America
    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Central America: Central America

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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image