Annona sericea is a shrub or a tree growing up to 10 metres tall[
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
Rain and savannah forests[
Fruit - raw[
]. The ovoid fruit is about 30mm long and 25mm wide[
A decoction of the bark is used as a wash for treating cramps[
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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