Trees, to 10 m high. Leaves simple, alternate; lamina 6-20×3-8 cm, elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, base obtuse, round or decurrent, apex acute, acuminate or obtuse, coriaceous; lateral nerves 8-12 pairs; petiole 8-20 mm long, stout. Flowers bisexual, yellowish-green, solitary, internodal or terminal on short branchlets; pedicel 1520 mm long. Sepals 3, 5×7 mm, valvate, ovate, glabrous. Petals 3+3; outer petals 1.53 cm long, ovate, green and glabrous outside, yellow and minutely puberulous inside; inner petals 1.2-2.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, puberulous, yellow outside, carmine inside, minutely puberulous on both surfaces. Stamens many, 3-4 mm long, connectives at apex slightly convex; carpels many, connate at anthesis. Fruit an aggregate of berry, 5-12×5-8 cm, ovoid, yellow to orange, smooth, pulp yellow; seeds many, black.
Pond apple's facts
Did you know?
The A. glabra tree is considered an invasive species in some countries of world.
Pond apple grows in swamps and tolerant of saltwater but cannot grow in dry soil.