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kaysat tiwari

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Apr 20, 2008, 10:28:30 AM4/20/08
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Dear All,
i pjotographed this yesterday in my garden. sorry for a poor quality photograph. i didn't knew until i saw it on screen.
satyendra

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J.M. Garg

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Apr 23, 2008, 4:49:59 AM4/23/08
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Here are extracts from Wikipedia link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custard-apple

The Custard-apple (Annona reticulata; also called bullock's heart or bull's heart) is a species of Annona. A similar fruit, the sugar-apple (Annona squamosa), is also called the sweetsop or, in Vietnamese, na. In Britain Custard-apple refers to cherimoya (Annona cherimola).

The tree that bears these fruits is a small deciduous or semi-evergreen tree sometimes reaching 10 metres (33 ft) tall and a native of the tropical New World that prefers low elevations, and a warm, humid climate. It also occurs as feral populations in many parts of the world including Southeast Asia, Taiwan, India, Australia, and Africa.[citation needed]

The fruits are variable in shape, heart shaped, oblong or irregular. The size ranges from 7 centimetres (2.8 in) to 12 centimetres (4.7 in). When ripe, the fruit is brown or yellowish, with red highlights and a varying degree of reticulation, depending on variety. The flavor is sweet and pleasant, but inferior to that of the cherimoya or sugar-apple. The latter fruit is sometimes confused with this species.[citation needed]

The fruits are tasty and nutritious but all parts of this tree can be useful.

Food
The fruit is good to eat as is but also makes a sweet drink and can be used as a milk substitute.[2]
Medicinal
The unripe fruit[1] has been used to assist against diarrhea and dysentery. The tree bark is used for skin and mucosae medicines and the seed bark contains useful tannins and astringents. The leaves are generally healing and have been used against tumors and cancers. [2] The bark has been used on gums to relieve toothache.[1]
Other
The leaves also provide ingredients used to make dyes, stains, inks, tattoos and mordants. The whole plant is a source of hydrogen cyanide.[2][3]


 
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J.M. Garg

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Apr 27, 2008, 8:37:08 PM4/27/08
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From: Rajendra Shinde <rdsh...@gmail.com>
Date: Apr 27, 2008 11:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Indiantreepix] Re: custard apple
To: "J.M. Garg" <jmg...@gmail.com>

Hello,

Just two days back I took this photo at Dive Agar, Tal Shrivardhan, Maharashtra.
Annona squamosa - Annonaceae "Sitaphal"

Rajendra Shinde
 

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India.
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Mahadeswara Swamy

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Apr 28, 2008, 9:13:48 AM4/28/08
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Beautiful photograph.  For those who are in Chennnai  :   it is a  common tree in Chennai. I have seen may  on roads in Adyar area.   Plenty of trees can be seen in Guindy National park.
M.Swamy

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Hello,

Just two days back I took this photo at Dive Agar, Tal Shrivardhan, Maharashtra.
Annona squamosa - Annonaceae "Sitaphal"

Rajendra Shinde
 

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 2:19 PM, J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com> wrote:
Here are extracts from Wikipedia link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custard-apple

The Custard-apple (Annona reticulata; also called bullock's heart or bull's heart) is a species of Annona. A similar fruit, the sugar-apple (Annona squamosa), is also called the sweetsop or, in Vietnamese, na. In Britain Custard-apple refers to cherimoya (Annona cherimola).

The tree that bears these fruits is a small deciduous or semi-evergreen tree sometimes reaching 10 metres (33 ft) tall and a native of the tropical New World that prefers low elevations, and a warm, humid climate. It also occurs as feral populations in many parts of the world including Southeast Asia, Taiwan, India, Australia, and Africa.[citation needed]

The fruits are variable in shape, heart shaped, oblong or irregular. The size ranges from 7 centimetres (2.8 in) to 12 centimetres (4.7 in). When ripe, the fruit is brown or yellowish, with red highlights and a varying degree of reticulation, depending on variety. The flavor is sweet and pleasant, but inferior to that of the cherimoya or sugar-apple. The latter fruit is sometimes confused with this species.[citation needed]

The fruits are tasty and nutritious but all parts of this tree can be useful.

Food
The fruit is good to eat as is but also makes a sweet drink and can be used as a milk substitute.[2]
Medicinal
The unripe fruit[1] has been used to assist against diarrhea and dysentery.. The tree bark is used for skin and mucosae medicines and the seed bark contains useful tannins and astringents. The leaves are generally healing and have been used against tumors and cancers. [2] The bark has been used on gums to relieve toothache.[1]



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