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Guatteria discolor

R.E.Fr.

Annonaceae

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General Information

Guatteria discolor is an evergreen tree that can grow from 13 - 30 metres tall. The bole can be 25 - 80cm in diameter, often with plank buttresses[
702
Title
Ethnobotany of the Chacobo Indians, Beni, Bolivia.
Publication
 
Author
Boom B.M.
Publisher
The New York Botanical Garden; New York.
Year
1996
ISBN
0-89327-413-5
Description
A small book of 74pp., it gives a brief description of the tribe and their lifestyle plus information on more than 350 species of plants that are used for food, medicines and various commodities.
,
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 plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and tying material.

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 - northwest Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, French Guiana.

Habitat

Secondary rain forest[
702
Title
Ethnobotany of the Chacobo Indians, Beni, Bolivia.
Publication
 
Author
Boom B.M.
Publisher
The New York Botanical Garden; New York.
Year
1996
ISBN
0-89327-413-5
Description
A small book of 74pp., it gives a brief description of the tribe and their lifestyle plus information on more than 350 species of plants that are used for food, medicines and various commodities.
]. Non-inundated forest, sometimes in campinarana vegetation, on clayey, sometimes on sandy soil; at elevations up to 600 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

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsBeetles
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The slightly scented bark is febrifuge. A decoction is used as a wash to reduce fevers[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

A decoction of the leaves is drunk in order to cause vomiting and cure diarrhoea[
702
Title
Ethnobotany of the Chacobo Indians, Beni, Bolivia.
Publication
 
Author
Boom B.M.
Publisher
The New York Botanical Garden; New York.
Year
1996
ISBN
0-89327-413-5
Description
A small book of 74pp., it gives a brief description of the tribe and their lifestyle plus information on more than 350 species of plants that are used for food, medicines and various commodities.
].

The bark contains abundant saponins and alkaloids[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].
The leaves contains heterosides of quercetol and kaempferol[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

Other Uses

Strips of the fibrous bark are used to make ropes[
702
Title
Ethnobotany of the Chacobo Indians, Beni, Bolivia.
Publication
 
Author
Boom B.M.
Publisher
The New York Botanical Garden; New York.
Year
1996
ISBN
0-89327-413-5
Description
A small book of 74pp., it gives a brief description of the tribe and their lifestyle plus information on more than 350 species of plants that are used for food, medicines and various commodities.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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