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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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Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University, Retrieved from ” https: Front view of flower Photograph by: The original caption said ‘Fruit’, but it looks more like an unopened flower bud to my untrained eyes Photograph by: The oxidative stress levels observed indicated that CP was not exerting a great influence on amnona induction of reactive oxygen species. It has axial root system that reaches greater depths in amnona soil to absorb water and nutrients.

Views Read Edit View history. 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. Publisher Reference Publications; Michigan.

Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. Retrieved 21 January A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. Close-up of a flower Photograph by: 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. Year ISBN Description An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1, species and varieties of plants ceassiflora 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.


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This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat The micronucleus test indicated neither mutagenic nor antimutagenic effects of Marolo consumption on bone marrow cells but showed potentialization of cyclophosphamide CP.

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave craasiflora comment. Annona crassiflora Scientific classification Kingdom: Santos Creative Commons Attribution 3.

It is native to Brazil and Paraguay [1] and the fruit is eaten by native peoples in the Brazilian Cerrado. The fruiting begins in November, maturing between February and April, where living in Minas Gerais, where it is popularly associated with the Lent season.

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.

Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits. Among them, the Marolo Annona crassiflora Mart. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. cfassiflora

As the whole fruit is a complex matrix, the interactions between its components could be responsible for its negative and positive biological effects. Now containing plants.


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

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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. When opened, the fruit has a creamy pulp and very strong odor and flavor that differs greatly from custard apple. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Last update on From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

When the fruit is ripe cgassiflora falls to the ground under the protection of crassifloraa crown, exuding a strong and distinctive smell. Its pollen is shed as permanent tetrads.

Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. The flowers of a marolo look like jellyfish wearing hats, and the fruits are sweet and very rough. In order to establish the safety of Marolo for human consumption, this study evaluated the following: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.