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Annona squamosa L.
Sugar-apple

Family: Annonaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Mexico, Central America and South America. Widely planted and naturalized elsewhere.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Annona squamosa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Other data on Annona squamosa available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Annona squamosa has been found in the following 6 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized


Annona squamosa has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized


Annona squamosa has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock
Shell Mound


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Annona squamosa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Annona squamosa
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley