Annona squamosa L. Main specimen
Annonaceae
{ Nomenclature }

  • Botanical name : Annona squamosa
  • Author : Linnaeus, Carl von (1753)
  • Family : Annonaceae
  • English names : Custard apple
  • Indian names (phonetics) :
    Hindi : Sharifa
    Kannada : Sitaphala
    Malayalam : Sitappalam
    Sanskrit : Sitaphalam
    Tamil : Seetha
    Telugu : Sitaapandu
  • Synonyms :
    Annona asiatica L.
    Annona asiatica Vahl
    Annona cinerea Dunal
    Annona distincta Raeusch.
    Annona forskahlii DC.
    Annona forsskalii DC.
    Annona glabra Forssk.
    Annona squamosa Delile
    Annona squamosa f. parvifolia Kuntze
    Guanabanus squamosus M. Gomez
    Xylopia glabra L.
    (Source : The Plant List, 2015, http://www.theplantlist.org)
  • Etymology :
    - Annona : From a native Brazilian or American Indian name.
    - Squamosa : covered with scales or with scale-like leaves.