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- Grand Anse - GRENADA
Descriptionleaves with long downturned point and upturned sides, prominent laterals, with some hairs. Flowers cigar shaped; Fruits slightly bumpy. At the onset of dry season, the old leaves are shed and new shoots develop. From the ends of the twigs the main foliage shoots grow out, but the flowering shoots with smaller leaves develop from the axils of freshly fallen leaves (on the wood of the preceeding season). After fruiting the reproductive twigs fall off (Corner, 1988).
InterestReticuLATA (bullocks heart) Custar Apple; Nearly smooth fruit The bark contains the chemical anonaine. The bark, leaves seeds and roots have been used against bed bugs, or lice or mange (Dalziel, 1946; Politi, 1996). The delicious pulp of the fruit itself is said to be good for dysentery (Gooding et al., 1965). Sap of this and A.squamosa is very irritant to the eyes, and can even cause blindness.
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, D.Jules
LocationBack Street Tempe, St. Georges.
NotesPlanted; slight dimples on fruit not as marked as sugar apple (looks like Cherimoya); cut unripe fruit with slight spicy, almost nutmeg scent; crushes leaves scvented