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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
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.
Fruit: Dull yellow blotched with brown. 5-12 cm.
Size Class: 36-72 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Native Distribution: Central Florida and southward.
Native Habitat: Swamps, wet hammocks, streamsides.
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)Annona glabra is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Giant sphinx |
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL
BibliographyBibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright
Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Annona glabra in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Annona glabra in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Annona glabra
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-08-21
Research By: TWC Staff