Annona paludosa is a shrub growing 120 - 150cm metres tall, or sometimes becoming a tree up to 7 metres tall[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its edible fruit.
Northern S. America - Brazil, French Guiana.
Savannahs and savannah margins[
Fruit - raw[
]. A firm pulp, but with little flavour[
]. The ovoid fruit is 3 - 5cm long and 2 - 4cm wide[
The seed of many species in this genus has a hard seedcoat and may benefit from scarification before sowing in order to speed up germination. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds (being careful not to cook them!) and then soaking them for 12 - 24 hours in warm water. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen - if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat (being careful not to damage the embryo) and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing[
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