Unidentified Tropical Fruit Plant: Soursop Meets Sugar Apple

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  1. cicakcobing

    cicakcobing New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I found this tropical fruit plant in the jungles of peninsula (west) Malaysia. The texture of the skin of the fruit is very similar to Sugar Apple (Annona squamosa) except that it has soft pointy surface. But when the fruit was cut open, it looks exactly like Soursop (Annona muricata). I asked the aboriginals living there about the plant, unfortunately the older folks can't remember the local name of the fruit. Apparently, visitors from Bornean (east) Malaysia also have never seen this plant on their side of the country. So after some research on Google, the closest thing I could find is the Wild Cherimoya (Annona Hypoglauca). But I'm not too sure if it is indeed the Wild Cherimoya because of the lack of photos on the internet. Do check on the photos that I've attached here and hopefully, somebody with the expertise can correctly identify it.

    Thanks!

    Zach
     

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