Anona de Manglar – Alligator or Pond Apple – Annona glabra

The Annona glabra tree grows in swamps, on the banks of rivers and streams. Its leaves are usually sharp, the fruit is small and edible, it is tasteless and of little use for making other foods. Habitat proportion and food for wildlife and their presence contributes to the conservation of wetlands.

Free download


The fruits and leaves of Annona glabra are edible. Its leaves are used in traditional medicine. The genus Annona is believed to contain more than 100 species, all shrubs or small trees, most native to the American tropics and a few native to tropical Africa. The flowers can be used as antiparasitic. The fruits are edible and contain bioactive substances that inhibit the development of cancer cells, which is why they have pharmaceutical potential.

Nicholas Hellmuth
Diana Sandoval

March 2022

Compilation of Basic Data from Earlier Botanists:
Diana Sandoval

Plant Identification Team:
Víctor Mendoza

Nicholas Hellmuth
María Alejandra Gutiérrez

Vivian Diaz
Alejandra Valenzuela

Manager of Desing and Layaout:
Andrea Sánchez Díaz

Layout of this English Edition:
Heidy Galindo


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Anona de Manglar – Alligator or Pond Apple – Annona glabra”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *