Pond Apple - Annona glabra
Ranging as far south as South America, this Custard Apple is confined in the United States to southern Florida where it often grows near freshwater. It is a small tree (to 50 feet) with a rounded crown and short, thick trunk. The bark is dark and develops fissures and scales as the tree matures. The leathery leaves are alternate and up to six inches long with pointed tips; they are bright green above, pale beneath, and aromatic. The pale flower petals have a purple splotch inside; the flowers hang down and are nearly an inch wide. The rounded fruits are edible.