Ramphal and Sita phal do not belong to the same species. Ramphal is
Annona reticulata L. ( Ata- in Bengali), whereas Sitaphal is A.
squamosa (Nona in Bengali). We had earlier some discussions on this
subject (May 2008). I wondered how Ata got the name Ramphal. It may be
presumed it got the name from Rahmapfel (Creamy apple- as the pulp is
really creamy). It might have come from the works of some German or
Dutch Botanists , many of them were working in India in the
Ninenteenth Century in partcular. Subsequently squamosa got the name
Sitaphal. Similarly A. cherimolia, a cultivated plant introduced from
S.America, got the name Lakshmanphal (sometimes also known as
Hanumanphal) and A. muricata (native of W.Indies, grown in Assam) is
known as Mamphal. Interestingly all of these species are native of S.
America or West Indies. Has any body the knowledge when they were
introduced in India?
On Sep 18, 4:32 pm, "nabha meghani" <nabha-megh...@gmx.de
> Rahmapfel, Ramphal, interesting comparison. Rahm = cream, that is why it it called rahm+apfel.
> Has squamosa anything to do with samosa? Oh, my mouth waters.
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> Referring to Annona squamosa in Wikipedia, I came across the German name for it, Rahmapfel, very similar sounding to Ramphal, another name for sister fruit of A. squamosa ( Sitaphal ).
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> Details from Indiantreepix Database:
> Annona squamosa Annonaceae Custard-apple, sugar-apple, sweetsop, sitaphal or Sita's fruit, shareefah, aataa Flowering on 19/4/08- P.O.Tala, Distt Umariya, M.P. India- Satyendra ji. Flowering at Dive Agar, Tal Shrivardhan, Maharashtra- Rajendra Shinde ji- 25/4/08. Custard-apple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia custard apple - indiantreepix | Google Groups Annona squamosa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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