Annona cacans

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Annona cacans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Annonaceae
Genus: Annona
Species: A. cacans
Binomial name
Annona cacans

A. c. subsp. cacans
A. c. subsp. glabriuscula

Annona cacans (Common names: Araticum-cagão, Araticum de paca, Araticum-pacarí) is a fruit tree native to Atlantic Forest and Cerrado vegetation in Brazil and Paraguay. This tree is among the largest in the genus, and although it usually grows five to fifteen meters, they can grow up to twenty-five meters. The fruit are edible, but are bitter, and cannot be eaten in large amounts due to their laxative properties. They are also a food source of the paca.


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