Annona glabra – Pond Apple

Other notes

Natural History: This small tree is native to the Americas and Africa, but it has been introduced into S and SE Asia, where it has become invasive in a few localities.



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Page citation

Manoj, P., N. Kawthankar and Kunte, K. 2024. Annona glabra L. – Pond Apple. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/05/23.