Annona L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 537 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar, Mexico to Tropical America.


Native to:

Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Southwest Caribbean, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Aruba, Assam, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Cook Is., East Himalaya, Eritrea, Fiji, Galápagos, Hainan, India, Kermadec Is., Laccadive Is., Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Maldives, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritania, Mauritius, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Nicobar Is., Niue, Northern Territory, Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion, Santa Cruz Is., Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Society Is., Solomon Is., Spain, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Robyns & Ghesq. Essai de Révision des Espéces africaines du Genre Annona L. (1934).
  • —F.T.A. 1: 14

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 241 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 536 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 241 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 536 (1753)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Milne-Redhead, E. [9117], Tanzania 15034.000 No
Philcox, D. [4238], Brazil 34493.000 No
Harley, R.M. [26986], Brazil 54731.000 No
Harley, R.M. [27017], Brazil 55713.000 No
Maitland, T.D. [0s.n.15], Cameroon K000105598 No


  • Flora Zambesiaca

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  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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