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Useful Tropical Plants

Guatteria blainii

(Griseb.) Urb.

Annonaceae

+ Synonyms

Asimina blainii Griseb.

Asimina neglecta Griseb.

Cananga blainii (Griseb.) Britton

Guatteria cubensis Bisse

Guatteria moralesii (M.Gómez) Urb.

Guatteria neglecta (Griseb.) P.Wilson ex Léon & Alain

Uvaria blainii (Griseb.) M.Gómez

Uvaria moralesii M.Gómez

Uvaria para-neglecta M.Gómez

Uvaria viridiflora Sessé & Moç.

Common Name:

Guatteria blainii

General Information

Guatteria blainii is an evergreen tree; it can grow from 3 - 20 metres tall. The bole can be 30 - 50cm in diameter, often irregular in cross-section, being much thicker on one side; larger trees are sometimes buttressed[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
This species has not been evaluated yet in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In Puerto Rico, where the wood has been extensively harvested for use in construction, few large trees remain[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

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

Caribbean - Puerto Rico to Cuba.

Habitat

Forests[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
]. In wet, montane, broad-leaved forest, on lateritic to serpentine soil; at elevations from 1,000 - 1,400 metres[
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.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 m
PollinatorsBeetles
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The plant, especially the leaves, is fragrant[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].
The plant can flower all year round[
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.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The sapwood is light brown or whitish. The wood is hard and heavy. Formerly it was used for construction but now chiefly for posts, since few large trees remain[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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