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Useful Tropical Plants

Guatteria australis

A.St.-Hil.

Annonaceae


Many of the synonyms recorded here are treated as distinct species in some treatments. However, we are following the most recent treatment of this genus from Maas P.J.M et al; Confronting a morphological nightmare: Revision of the Neotropical genus Guatteria (Annonaceae); Blumea Vol. 60 1 - 219; 2015[
1028
Title
Confronting a morphological nightmare: Revision of the Neotropical genus Guatteria (Annonaceae)
Publication
Blumea Vol. 60 1 - 219
Author
Maas P.J.M et al
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.3767/000651915X690341
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive review of the genus Guatteria, recognizing 177 species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Cananga klotzschiana (Mart.) Warm.

Guatteria acutiflora Mart.

Guatteria acutipetala R.E.Fr.

Guatteria asterantha R.E.Fr.

Guatteria blanchetiana R.E.Fr.

Guatteria clavigera R.E.Fr.

Guatteria curvinervia R.E.Fr.

Guatteria densicoma Mart.

Guatteria dimorphopetala R.E.Fr.

Guatteria dusenii subglabra R.E.Fr.

Guatteria fruticosa R.E.Fr.

Guatteria glabrescens R.E.Fr.

Guatteria gomeziana A.St.-Hil.

Guatteria hilariana Schltdl.

Guatteria hookeri A.St.-Hil. & Tul.

Guatteria klotzschiana Mart.

Guatteria lutea A.St.-Hil.

Guatteria minarum R.E.Fr.

Guatteria mosenii R.E.Fr.

Guatteria neglecta R.E.Fr.

Guatteria nigrescens Mart.

Guatteria odontopetala Mart.

Guatteria paranensis R.E.Fr.

Guatteria parvifolia R.E.Fr.

Guatteria penduliflora R.E.Fr.

Guatteria polycarpa R.E.Fr.

Guatteria psilopus Mart.

Guatteria reflexa R.E.Fr.

Guatteria riedeliana R.E.Fr.

Guatteria salicifolia R.E.Fr.

Guatteria silvatica R.E.Fr.

Guatteria sordida R.E.Fr.

Guatteria tenuis R.E.Fr.

Uvaria hirsuta Vell.

Uvaria monosperma Vell.

Common Name:

Guatteria australis
Drawing of the leaves, flowers and fruit (as Guatteria odontopetala)
Photograph by: Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 13(1): fasicle 2, t. 11 (1841)
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General Information

Guatteria nigrescens is an evergreen shrub or a tree with a frondose, much-branched crown; it can grow from 1 - 26 metres tall. The usually short bole can be 6 - 40cm in diameter[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
,
1028
Title
Confronting a morphological nightmare: Revision of the Neotropical genus Guatteria (Annonaceae)
Publication
Blumea Vol. 60 1 - 219
Author
Maas P.J.M et al
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.3767/000651915X690341
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive review of the genus Guatteria, recognizing 177 species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1028
Title
Confronting a morphological nightmare: Revision of the Neotropical genus Guatteria (Annonaceae)
Publication
Blumea Vol. 60 1 - 219
Author
Maas P.J.M et al
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.3767/000651915X690341
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive review of the genus Guatteria, recognizing 177 species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - southern and eastern Brazil.

Habitat

Atlantic rainforest and the higher altitude broadleaved, semideciduous forests, growing as an understorey tree or in more open areas[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *
Other Uses Rating *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 m
Growth RateSlow
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Succeeds in full sun to moderate shade[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
]. Tolerant o a wide range of soils[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
A slow-growing plant[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant (part not specified) is aromatic and excitant[
739
Title
Medicinal Plants of Brazil
Publication
 
Author
Mors W.B.; Rizzini C.T.; Pereira N.A.
Publisher
Reference Publications; Michigan.
Year
2000
ISBN
0-917256-42-5
Description
An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1,500 species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.
].

Other Uses

The wood is medium-textured, soft-grained, light in weight, soft, with poor mechanical properties and of very low durability when exposed to the elements. Easy to work with but of low quality, it is only used for making items such as boxes, toys and light objects[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].

Propagation

Seed - it has a hard seedcoat and may benefit from scarification before sowing to speed up germination. This can usually be done by pouring a small amount of nearly boiling water on the seeds (being careful not to cook them!) and then soaking them for 12 - 24 hours in warm water. By this time they should have imbibed moisture and swollen - if they have not, then carefully make a nick in the seedcoat (being careful not to damage the embryo) and soak for a further 12 hours before sowing. Sow the seed in a partially shaded position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can be expected from untreated seed, with the seed sprouting within 40 - 60 days[
420
Title
Brazilian Trees. Volume 2. 4th Edition.
Publication
 
Author
Lorenzi. H.
Publisher
Instituto Plantarum De Estudos Da Flora; Brazil.
Year
2002
ISBN
85-86714-15-1
Description
Information on 350 species of Brazilian trees. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.
].
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