Costa aromatica Vell.
Endostephium jasminoides Turcz.
Galipea arrabidae Steud.
Galipea febrifuga (A.St.-Hil.) Baill.
Galipea multiflora Schult.
Sciuris multiflora Nees & Mart.
Ticorea febrifuga A.St.-Hil.
Ticorea jasminiflora A. St.-Hil.
Ticorea jasminiflora A.St.-Hil.
Galipea jasminiflora is an evergreen shrub or small tree with a dense, globose crown; it can grow 4 - 6 metres tall[
]. The bole is short, usually branching from near the base and about 15 - 25cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and for its bark which is used locally as a febrifuge. A very ornamental tree, it is suitable for landscaping, urban planting etc.
The plant is becoming rarer in the wild due to its exploitation for medicinal purposes[
S. America - Bolivia, eastern and central Brazil.
Found mainly in primary forests, especially along the sides of rivers and streams, also in alluvial soils and valley bottoms[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Succeeds in full sun or partial shade[
]. Grows best in moist soils on the damp side[
Newly planted seedling trees usually establish well and grow away quickly[
The bark is used as a febrifuge in place of quinine (Cinchona spp.) in parts of Brazil[
A decoction of the roots is used to treat warts[
The wood is heavy; soft; easy to work; with poor mechanical properties; and very susceptible to rot[
]. It is used for internal purposes, making crates etc[
]. Because it is usually only available in small pieces, it is used for light cabinet making, boxes etc[
The wood is used as a fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as they are ripe in a semi-shaded position in a nursery seedbed[
]. Germination rates are normally low, with the seed sprouting in 30 - 50 days[
]. Pot the seedlings up into individual containers when they are 5 - 6cm tall and plant out when 30cm or more tall.
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