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  Annona glabra L.
  Family Name : Annonaceae

  Common Names : Alligator Apple, Monkey Apple, Pond Apple

 
Alligator Apple,Monkey Apple,Pond Apple
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Tree (Small (6m-15m)), Aquatic & Hydrophyte (Emergent)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      United States, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and West Africa
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Tree usually up to 6 m tall, but sometimes 15 m tall.
      Foliage: Light to dark green leaves (7-12 cm long) have a prominent midrib.
      Flowers: Creamy white to pale yellow flowers are composed of 3 leathery, outer petals and 3 inner petals.
      Fruits: Edible, mango-shaped fruit (5-15 cm wide) contains 140 seeds which resemble those of pumpkin.
      Habitat :
      This species is considered invasive in Australia.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits)
      Food (Fruit & Vegetable)
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits)
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Fragrant (Foliage)
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Waterlogged Soils (Drains Site), Saline Soils / Salt Spray
      Landscape Uses :
      General, Coastal, Riverine, Aquarium / Aquascape
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Bird-Attracting
      Seed / Spore Dispersal :
      Biotic (Fauna) (Associated with: Faunal dispersers include pigs and birds), Abiotic (Water)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Lots of Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Grafting
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate; Oblong)
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Trunk Type (Non-Palm) :
      Woody
      Bark Colour(s) :
      Grey
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Cream / Off-White
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Black, Orange, Yellow / Golden
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Fleshy Fruit
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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