Annona reticulata L.

 
  • Family : ANNONACEAE
    (Custard-Apple Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SITAPHAL FAMILY (सीताफल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Annonaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Annona reticulata L.
  • Common name : Bullock's Heart
  • Vernacular name :
    • Ram-phal (Hindi)
    • Rama-phala (Kannada)
    • Ramaseetha (Tamil)
    • Rama-phalamu (Telugu)
    • Ram-phala, Barhial (Oria)
    • Manilanilam, Ramasita, Aatha, Ramachakkamaram, Vilathi, Parankichakka (Malayalam)
    • Ramphal (Marathi)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated widely in Tropics for fruits
  • Flower, Fruit : May-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Krishna district, Guntur district, Prakasam district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Kadapa district, Anantapur district, Chittoor district
    • Telangana : Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district, Nalgonda district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Cultivated
    • Odisha : Gajapati district
    • Tamil Nadu : Cultivated
    • Lakshadweep : Androth, Minicoy
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : India, Central America, West Indies
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
    • C., Sudhakar Reddy & Roy, Parth. (2011). Plant Diversity of Lakshadweep Islands.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Annona reticulata. Downloaded on 30 May 2024.

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