Cherimoya

Aufgeschnittene Cherimoya auf einem schwarzen Steintisch. Nahaufnahme.

Annona cherimola

Cherimoya (Wikipedia)

Cherimoya
Cherimoya tree hg.jpg
Branch with leaves and fruit
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Magnoliids
Order:Magnoliales
Family:Annonaceae
Genus:Annona
Species:
A. cherimola
Binomial name
Annona cherimola
Range of Annona cherimola-Current.svg
Current range of native and naturalized A. cherimola
Synonyms

Annona pubescens Salisb.
Annona tripetala Aiton

The cherimoya (Annona cherimola), also spelled chirimoya and called chirimuya by the Inca people, is a species of edible fruit-bearing plant in the genus Annona, from the family Annonaceae, which includes the closely related sweetsop and soursop. The plant has long been believed to be native to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile, with cultivation practiced in the Andes and Central America, although a recent hypothesis postulates Central America as the origin instead, because many of the plant's wild relatives occur in this area.

Cherimoya is grown in tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world including Central & South America, Southern California, South Asia, Australia, the Mediterranean region and North Africa. American writer Mark Twain called the cherimoya "the most delicious fruit known to men". The creamy texture of the flesh gives the fruit its secondary name, the custard apple.

Cherimoya (Wiktionary)

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish chirimoya, from Quechua chirimuya.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʃɛɹɪˈmɔɪ.ə/

Noun

cherimoya (plural cherimoyas)

  1. A subtropical tree, Annona cherimola, native to mountainous areas of South America.
  2. A conical fruit with white flesh from that tree.

Synonyms

  • custard apple
  • Jamaican apple

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