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Useful Tropical Plants

Guatteria guianensis

(Aubl.) R.E.Fr.

Annonaceae

+ Synonyms

Aberemoa guianensis Aubl.

Guatteria aberemoa Dunal

Guatteria calophylla R.E.Fr.

Guatteria excellens R.E.Fr.

Guatteria multivenia Diels

Guatteria robusta R.E.Fr.

Common Name:

Guatteria guianensis
Flowering branch
Photograph by: Rodolfo Vásquez
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General Information

Guatteria guianensis is an evergreen tree that can grow from 3 - 25 metres tall. The bole can be 4 - 25cm in diameter[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
,
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 harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine, food 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 - Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, French Guiana.

Habitat

Rain forests[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
]. Non-inundated forest, on clayey to sandy soils; at elevations up to 800 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

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Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height12.00 m
PollinatorsBeetles
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Plants can produce fruit 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

Fruit - a sweet, edible pulp[
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 fruits are produced in bunches of 20 - 75; reddish black to black when ripe, the ellipsoid fruits are 13 - 25mm long and 8 - 15mm wide, each containing a single large seed[
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.
].

Medicinal

A decoction of the bark is used as an external wash in the treatment of scabies, and painful conditions of the male and female genital organs, characterized by an accumulation of pus[
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

The wood is used locally for constructing houses[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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