Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Annona squamosa Linn.

Family: Annonaceae Genus: Annona Species: Annona squamosa Linn.( शरीफा )






Synonym Annona distincta Raeusch., Annona asiatica Vahl. Flower Color White
Common Name Sharifa Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Custard Apple, Sugar Apple, Wood apple Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Sharifa Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude up to 1200 M Fruit Type Aggregate
Habit Tree Fruit Details The compound fruits are round to oblong, fleshy, fragrant, sweet.
Habitat Widely Cultivated And Naturalized Bark Type Fissured
Distribution India, Pakistan,China Nepal, Bangladesh , North America, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, United States Of America, South America, Africa Bark Details Bark dark brown, thin, fibrous
Distribution in Haryana Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, M. Garh, Mewat, Morni-Pinjore, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonepat, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Small trees, up to 3-5 m tall. Bark dark brown, thin, fissured and fibrous. Leaves simple, alternate, ovate, oblong-lanceolate to oblong-elliptic. Fowers bisexual, subcapitate, sepals 3, broadly ovate, apex acute or shallow acuminate, pubescent outside; petals 6, outer whorl 3, subequal, ovate, apex obtuse. stamens many. Fruits aggrigate, carpels many, subglobose or ovoid, subconnate, minutely pubescent, stigma oblong, entire. seeds many, black with dark brown patches, glossy, slightly flattened, arillate Leaf Details Leaves simple, alternate, ovate, oblong-lanceolate to oblong-elliptic.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details