Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Magnoliales

Annonaceae - Custard-apple family

Robson, N.K.B. (1960) Annonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs, shrublets or lianes. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, held in one plane in two rows, entire, aromatic when crushed. Flowers solitary or paired to fasciculate or cymose, terminal or axillary, usually bisexual, actinomorphic, Sepals (2-)3. Petals (4-)6 in 2 whorls, free or ± united. Stamens numerous, spiral or 6-12 and whorled. Carpels 1-many, free or united at the base or completely united to form a 1-locular ovary; ovules 1-many. Styles free or united, or 0. Fruit usually composed of 1-10 free carpels, rarely a 1-locular fruit (Annona).

Worldwide: 112 genera and 2,150 species, tropics.

Botswana: 5 genera and 8 taxa.

Friesodielsia obovata

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Annona L.Description, Image
Artabotrys R. Br.Description
Friesodielsia SteenisDescription, Image
Hexalobus A. DC.Description
Xylopia L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Annonaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Annonaceae
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Annonaceae
Flora of Malawi: Annonaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Annonaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Annonaceae
Flora of Zambia: Annonaceae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Annonaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Annonaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Annonaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Annonaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Annonaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Annonaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Annonaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Annonaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Annonaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Annonaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Annonaceae
Wikipedia: Annonaceae
Plants of the World Online: Annonaceae
Tropicos: Annonaceae



Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Family page: Annonaceae.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=12, retrieved 23 February 2024

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