Crooked Run Valley
Custard Apple (Family Annonaceae)
Annonaceae, the Custard-Apple, or Annona, Family, the largest family of
the magnolia order (Magnoliales). It contains approximately 129 genera
and 2,220 species. Many species are valuable for their large pulpy fruits,
some are useful for their timber, and others are prized as ornamentals.
The family consists of trees, shrubs, and woody climbers found mainly in
the tropics, although a few species extend into temperate regions.