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Annona muricata - Soursop


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English Common Name: Soursop, Prickly Custard Apple

Chinese Name / 植物中文名: 红毛榴莲 (Hóng máo liúlián), 刺果番荔枝 (Cì guǒ fān lìzhī)

Other Local Name: Durian Belanda (Malay)

Family Name: Annonaceae (Custard Apple Family)‎

Scientific Name: Annona muricata

Synonym: Annona bonplandiana, Annona cearaensis, Annona macrocarpa, Guanabanus muricatus

Classification: Angiosperms (Flowering Plants)‎ > ‎Magnoliophyta (Flowering Plants Division)‎ > ‎Magnoliales‎ > ‎Annonaceae (Custard Apple Family)‎ > ‎Annona

Origin: South America

Growth Habit: Tree

Characteristic: A small tree with thorny fruit growing to about 8 meters height.

Care Requirements: Prefers full sun and moderate watering.

Images Location: Penang, Malaysia

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