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[
Guatteria anomala R.E.Fr.
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[
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)[
C. America - El Salvador, Guatemala, southern Mexico.
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[
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The wood is used for timber[
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