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Taxon: Annona muricata L.

Genus: Annona
Family: Annonaceae
Nomen number: 3492
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:536. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 11-Jul-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 11-Jul-1997
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA). Alternate site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Hilo (HILO).
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • soursop   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • zuurzak   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Dutch
  • anone   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – French
  • cachiman épineux   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • corossol épineux   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • grand corossol   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – French
  • Sauersack   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German
  • Stachelannone   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • graviola   (Source: P. J. M. Maas, p.c.) – Portuguese
  • araticum-grande   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • araticum-manso   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • coração-de-rainha   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jaca-de-pobre   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jaca-do-Pará   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • anona   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Spanish
  • guanábana   (Source: CoopAmaz ) – Spanish
  • guanábano   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • taggannona   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

  • widely naturalized in tropics

    China: China [s.]
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
    Australia: Australia [n.]
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    Caribbean: West Indies
    Mesoamerica: Central America
    South America

  • probable origin West Indies




Check other web resources for Annona muricata L.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (25 November 2015)

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