Annona crassiflora – Marolo. Price: $ Image 1. Larger / More Photos. Sorry but this item is currently unavailable. Please check back at a later stage. Annona crassiflora Mart., whose fruit is popularly known as araticum, is a member of the Annonaceae family found in the Brazilian Cerrado. Although this plant. Influence of Marolo (Annona crassiflora Mart.) pulp intake on the modulation of mutagenic/antimutagenic processes and its action on oxidative stress in vivo.

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This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. The micronucleus test indicated neither mutagenic nor antimutagenic effects of Marolo consumption on bone marrow cells but showed potentialization of cyclophosphamide CP. The flowers of a marolo look like jellyfish wearing hats, and the fruits are sweet and very rough.

Its trunk is craesiflora with crooked twigsits bark is corky, chipped and thick. Brazilian savanna constitutes a valuable ecoregion that contributes to the supply of fruit known worldwide for its nutritional value and peculiar flavors. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

Close-up of a flower Photograph by: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. These are the best quality fruits for the consumer, because if harvested directly from the tree, the fruit will not mature, producing an inferior quality flavor.

It was observed that the chemical composition of marolo pulp was similar to that of common fruit; nevertheless, its lipidic content and energetic values were higher. The oxidative stress levels observed indicated that CP was not exerting a great influence on the induction of reactive oxygen species. When opened, the fruit has a creamy pulp and very strong odor and flavor that differs greatly from custard apple. Annona crassiflora Scientific classification Kingdom: In order to establish crassiiflora safety of Marolo for human consumption, this study evaluated the following: Comments have to be crassuflora before they are shown here.


Annona crassiflora – Useful Tropical Plants

The fruiting begins in November, maturing between February and April, where living in Minas Gerais, where it is popularly associated with the Lent season. Retrieved from ” https: Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent crassiflorw photographs of the fruits.

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. In the mice fed experimental diets, the biochemical parameters of the blood serum showed normal levels of glucose, triglycerides, and cholesterol.

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The original caption said ‘Fruit’, but it looks more like an unopened flower bud to my untrained eyes Photograph by: As the whole fruit is a complex matrix, the interactions between its components could be responsible for its negative and positive biological effects. Santos Creative Commons Attribution 3. Last update on Year ISBN Description An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1, species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.

Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University, When the fruit is ripe it falls to the ground under the protection of the crown, exuding a strong and distinctive smell.


Publisher Reference Publications; Michigan. It has axial root system that reaches greater depths in the soil to absorb water and nutrients. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.

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The increasing deforestation of the Cerrado and the delayed germination of seeds, which can reach up to three hundred days, have contributed much to the radical reduction of maroleiros in Minas Craassiflora. Front view of flower Crasskflora by: Now containing plants.

It is considered a delicacy in the Cerrado region, sold in street markets, consumed fresh or as a Cocktailcakein the form of cookiescrackerspopsice cream, jams and many other sweets.

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A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best. Retrieved 21 January Its pollen is shed as permanent tetrads.

Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow annons from seed. Views Read Edit View history. It is native to Brazil and Paraguay [1] and the fruit is eaten by native peoples in the Brazilian Cerrado.

Among them, the Marolo Annona crassiflora Mart.

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