Annona cacans

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Annona cacans
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Annonaceae
Genus: Annona
Species: A. cacans
Binomial name
Annona cacans

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

Annona cacans, with the common names: Araticum-cagão, Araticum de paca, Araticum-pacarí, is a fruit tree native to Atlantic Forest and Cerrado vegetation in Brazil and Paraguay.[1][2]


This tree is among the largest in the Annona genus. It usually grows 5–30 metres (16–98 ft).

The fruit's succulent clear or white flesh is edible with a sweet or bitter flavor. It cannot be eaten in large amounts due to the laxative properties. They are also a food source of the paca.


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