Annonaceae

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Annonaceae
Annona squamosa fruit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Annonaceae
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Genera

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Synonyms

Hornschuchiaceae J. Agardh
Monodoraceae J. Agardh

Annonaceae the custard-apple, or annona family, the largest family of the magnolia order. According to some authorities, it contains 129 genera and 2,220 species. Many species are valuable for their large pulpy fruits, some are useful for their timber, and others are prized as ornamentals. The family consists of trees, shrubs, and woody climbers found mainly in the tropics, although a few species extend into temperate regions.

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