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Annona glabra L.
Annonaceae (Custard-Apple Family)
USDA Symbol: ANGL4
A tree with a a rounded, spreading crown and a short, buttressed trunk.
The Pond Apple is a member of the annona or custard apple family (Annonaceae), which includes small to medium-sized trees and shrubs. The family has about 2,000 species in tropical and warm temperate regions, but only four native and one naturalized tree and three native shrub species occur in North America.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf Retention: Deciduous Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf Shape: Elliptic
, Ovate Leaf Venation: Pinnate Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous Leaf Margin: Entire Leaf Apex: Acute Leaf Base: Cuneate Leaf Texture:
Leathery Size Notes:
Height to 50 feet. Leaf:
Bright green above, pale below. Flower:
Dull yellow blotched with brown. 5-12 cm. Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: FL Native Distribution:
Central Florida and southward. Native Habitat:
Swamps, wet hammocks, streamsides.
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| OBL || OBL |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-08-21
Research By: TWC Staff