Annona glabra L.

Pond Apple, Cow Apple, Monkey Apple, Corkwood


Family: Annonaceae

Genus: Annona

Category: Tree

Size: To 50' tall

Description: 

Alternate oval leaves to 5" long, bright green and leathery. Spreading round crown. White flowers with pink at the base of the sepal followed by fruit that looks like a green apple, aromatic.

History: 

Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 537 in 1753.

Lectotype = "Anona maxima, foliis latis fructu maximo luteo conoide, cortice glabro" in Catesby's Natural History Volume 2 Page 64, Plate 64 in 1738.

Native to Florida and the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.

Synonym Annona palustris L.

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