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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Close-up of a flower Photograph by: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The micronucleus test indicated neither crxssiflora nor antimutagenic effects of Marolo consumption on bone marrow cells but showed potentialization of cyclophosphamide CP.

Publisher Reference Publications; Michigan. When the fruit is ripe it falls to the ground under the protection of the crown, exuding a strong and distinctive smell.

Annona crassiflora Scientific classification Crassifllra In order to establish the safety of Marolo for human consumption, this study evaluated the following: Now containing plants.

Annona crassiflora – Marolo – Seeds

Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. Retrieved 21 January Its pollen is shed as permanent tetrads. Last update on It is native to Brazil and Paraguay [1] and the fruit is eaten by native peoples in the Brazilian Cerrado.

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Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University, If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.


Marolo – Annona crassiflora

It is considered a delicacy in the Cerrado region, sold in street markets, consumed fresh or as a Cocktail annonaa, cakein the form of cookiescrackerspopsice cream, crassiclora and many other sweets. 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. In the mice fed experimental diets, the biochemical parameters of the blood serum showed normal levels of glucose, triglycerides, and cholesterol.

This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Brazilian savanna constitutes a valuable ecoregion that contributes to the supply of fruit known worldwide for its nutritional value and peculiar flavors. Santos Creative Commons Attribution 3. Among them, the Marolo Annona crassiflora Mart.

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annoja Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. 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.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As the whole fruit is a complex matrix, the interactions between its components could be responsible for its negative and positive biological effects.


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. It has axial root system that reaches greater depths in the soil crassiflroa absorb water and nutrients.

The flowers of a marolo look like jellyfish wearing hats, and the fruits are sweet and very rough. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits. The fruiting begins in November, maturing between February and April, where living in Minas Gerais, where it is popularly annnona with the Lent season.

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Its trunk is straight with crooked twigsits bark is corky, chipped and thick. 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.

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 Gerais. Front view crassfilora flower Ccrassiflora by: The original caption said ‘Fruit’, but it looks more like an unopened flower bud to my untrained eyes Photograph by: