pond apple Annonaceae Annona glabra L. Listen to the Latin symbol: ANGL4 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, entire, ovate to elliptical, 3 to 5 inches, leathery, aromatic; bright green above, paler below.
Flower: Very attractive, creamy white to light yellow, rose color at the base of each sepal, 1 inch across, solitary.
Fruit: Very similar looking to a green apple, yellow green to yellow, 3 to 5 inches long, broadest at the base; aromatic and fleshy when mature in the fall.
Twig: Moderate, shiny red-brown.
Bark: Gray-brown, developing shallow fissures with scaly tops.
Form: Small tree to 50 feet, spreading round crown.

Looks like: cocoplum - black mangrove - buttonwood - red mangrove
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Additional Range Information:
Annona glabra is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting pond apple.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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