Images by Aarti Khale & Raman Arunachalam (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade) 



Brazilian pawpaw, soursop, prickly custard apple, Soursapi;

tree id from chandigarh PM1 24-10-2017 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Habit- small tree with thick, dark green scabrous leaves
Habitat- Botanical garden
Location – Chandigarh

date- 16-10-2017

Seems like this belongs to Annonaceae. 

It is Annona muricata; we had a tree in our garden.

Attaching the pictures of Guyabano fruit (I think).
The fruit is around 8′ long around 4″ across. It is slightly sweet and more sour.
The pulp is separate cloves, embeded inside are the seeds.
The tree is around 12′ in height and the leaves are slightly like custard apples only smoother.
I shall get the picture of the tree shortly. It is available in a farm in Wayanad.

I hope soursop in English, Annona muricata of family Annonaceae. Medicinally important

According to the information available on the internet, this plant is supposedly more effective (about 1000 times) in curing cancer. There are some reviews as well to verify this.
this is one of the many links.
Can guyabano cure cancer?…
Wikipedia states some of the general information.

Yes I too think that this is Annona muricata L. as … suggested.

Let me now try to get some seeds to germinate and have some plants.
Have been looking for some plants since the time I read about the healing properties of the fruit.

efloraindia: 211111 BRS187:
Sharing the images of Annona muricata from NBNP, Anaikatti, Coimbatore

Trees of Lalbagh, Bangalore – Annona muricata, L. <=> Soursop Tree – RA:
The Soursop (Annona muricata) is a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree native to Mexico, Cuba, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America: Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela. Soursop is also native to sub-Saharan African countries that lie within the tropics. Today, it is also grown in some areas of Southeast Asia. It was most likely brought from Mexico to the Philippines by way of the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade.[citation needed]
It is in the same genus as the chirimoya and the same family as the pawpaw. Soursop fruit The soursop is adapted to areas of high humidity and relatively warm winters; temperatures below 5 °C (41 °F) will cause damage to leaves and small branches, and temperatures below 3 °C (37 °F) can be fatal. The fruit becomes dry and is no longer good for concentrate. Annona muricata var. subonica
Other common names include: guanábana (Spanish), graviola (Portuguese), Brazilian pawpaw, guyabano, corossolier, guanavana, toge-banreisi, durian benggala, nangka blanda, sirsak, and nangka londa.[2] In Malayalam, it is called mullaatha, literally thorny custard apple. The other lesser known Indian names are shul-ram-fal and hanuman fal.
In Sri Lankan mythology, Lord Rama and his disciple Hanuman are believed to have consumed this fruit on their way to Lanka. Its flavor has been described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple with sour citrus flavor notes contrasting with an underlying creamy flavor reminiscent of coconut or banana.(From Wikipedia)


Sour sop tree(Annona muricata) : 1 post by 1 author.
I have come to read an article on cancer and came to know that there is a tree called Sour sop (relative of our Sitaphal).
The leaves and bark when boiled in water and drunk acts like chemotherapy and it does not destroy any healthy cells.    
The tree grows in South India. Fruit is similar to Custard apple with some thorns on the outer fruit. Please have a look at this link.
Annona muricata: Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.

Annona muricata
Common name: Sour sop, Mamaphal
Today (25.11.13) at Alibag

Dilleniaceae, Magnoliaceae and Annonaceae Fortnight: March 1 to 14, 2014. SN MAR 01 : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Annona muricata L. – Soursop; Fam: Annonaceae
cultivated tree near Bengaluru
Fruit edible, slightly acicic taste, cancer patients eating the fruit or drinking fruit juice or leaf tea.

Very good photographs

Dilleniaceae, Magnoliaceae and Annonaceae Fortnight : Annona muricata BRS 1 :  Attachments (4). 1 post by 1 author.
Sharing the images of Annona muricata from Coimbatore.

Dilleniaceae, Magnoliaceae and Annonaceae Fortnight : Annona muricata : Bangalore & Sri Lanka : 140314 : AK-15 : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Annona muricata from Lalbagh, Bangalore & Sri Lanka.

Excellent photographs …


Annona muricata: 1 high res. image.
Annona muricata



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