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Guatteria grandiflora

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Annonaceae


The species Guatteria anomala R.E.Fr., was founded in 1939 but a recent review of the genus - Confronting a morphological nightmare: Revision of the Neotropical genus Guatteria (Annonaceae); Maas P.J.M. et al; Blumea Vol. 60 1 - 219 2015 - has been unable to find sufficient difference to distinguish it from Guatteria grandiflora and so it has been reduced to synonymy with that species[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Guatteria anomala R.E.Fr.

Common Name:

Guatteria grandiflora

General Information

Guatteria anomala is an evergreen tree; it can grow from 6 - 60 metres tall. The deeply fluted bole can be up to 170cm in diameter[
873
Title
The Red List of Trees of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Vivero J.L.; Szejner M.; Gordon J.; Magin G.
Publisher
Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK.
Year
2006
ISBN
1-903703-22-0
Description
Available as a PDF document on the Internet, this publication lists the woody plants of Guatemala, with brief notes on habitat, distribution, some uses and an evaluation of the plants conservation status.
,
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.
].
A very large tree, it is used commercially as a source of timber.
Rates of deforestation have been very high in all parts of the range of this species. The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

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

C. America - El Salvador, Guatemala, southern Mexico.

Habitat

A dominant species of the high evergreen forest, growing on rolling hills in deep calcareous soils at elevations ranging from sea level to 450 metres, exceptionally to 3,150 metres[
873
Title
The Red List of Trees of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Vivero J.L.; Szejner M.; Gordon J.; Magin G.
Publisher
Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK.
Year
2006
ISBN
1-903703-22-0
Description
Available as a PDF document on the Internet, this publication lists the woody plants of Guatemala, with brief notes on habitat, distribution, some uses and an evaluation of the plants conservation status.
,
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

Conservation StatusNear Threatened
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height40.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The wood is used for timber[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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