Bullock’s Heart

Bullock’s Heart

Scientific name: Annona reticulata L.

Local name: Noona, Ata






Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom        : Plantae
          : Magnoliophyta
Class               :Magnoliopsida

Subclass          : Magnoliidae

Order              : Magnoliales

Family             : Annonaceae

Genus             : Annona

Species            : A. reticulata

Botanical Description of Bullock’s Heart

Habit: Shrub or a small tree



Stem: Erect, woody branched, glabrous

Leaf: simple, alternate, lanceolate

Inflorescence: Extra axillary

Flower: Complete, actinomorphic

Calyx: sepal 3, gamosepalous

Corolla: Petal 6, polypetalous, arranged in two whorls

Androecium: Stamen numerous

Gynoecium: ovary superior

Fruit: Etaerio of achene, reddish brown under ripen condition

Number of chromosome: 2n=14, 16

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