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.

Zambia: 12 genera and 28 taxa.

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GenusContent
Annona L.Description
Artabotrys R. Br.Description
Cleistochlamys Oliv.Description
Friesodielsia SteenisDescription, Image
Hexalobus A. DC.Description
Monanthotaxis Baill.Description
Monodora DunalDescription
Sphaerocoryne (Boerl.) Sheff. ex Ridl.
Uvaria L.Description
Uvariastrum Engl. & DielsDescription
Uvariopsis Engl.Description
Xylopia L.Description

Other sources of information about Annonaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Annonaceae
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Annonaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=12, retrieved 19 August 2017

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