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Useful Tropical Plants

Guatteria inundata

Mart.

Annonaceae

+ Synonyms

Guatteria oblanceolata R.E.Fr.

Guatteria obovata R.E.Fr.

Guatteria phanerocampta Diels

Guatteria riparia R.E.Fr.

Common Name:

Guatteria inundata
Flowering stem
Photograph by: T. Croat
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General Information

Guatteria inundata is an evergreen multi-stemmed shrub, sometimes becoming a small tree with a spreading crown. It can grow from 1 - 10 metres tall, exceptionally to 20 metres.The straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for around 2 metres, and up ro 10cm in diameter[
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 sometimes harvested for its wood, which is used locally.

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, Colombia, Venezuela.

Habitat

Mostly in periodically inundated forest (igapó, várzea or tahuampa), on clayey to sandy soil; at elevations up to 200 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 Shrub
Height5.00 m
PollinatorsBeetles
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Plants can flower throughout the year[
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 slender stems are stripped of their bark, thouroughly dried and then used as friction sticks for starting a fire by rotating them rapidly in a block of Guatteria olivacea (now included in G. punctata) wood[
786
Title
Ethnobotany of the Waimiri Atroari Indians of Brazil.
Publication
 
Author
Milliken W.; Miller R.P.; Pollard S.R.; Wandelli E.V.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Year
1992
ISBN
0-947643-50-8
Description
An excellent and well-researched small book giving information on the lifestyle of the Waimiri Atroari and listing the plants used.
]. This report may possibly have been a mis-identification and more properly refer to a plant in the family Apocynaceae[
786
Title
Ethnobotany of the Waimiri Atroari Indians of Brazil.
Publication
 
Author
Milliken W.; Miller R.P.; Pollard S.R.; Wandelli E.V.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Year
1992
ISBN
0-947643-50-8
Description
An excellent and well-researched small book giving information on the lifestyle of the Waimiri Atroari and listing the plants used.
].

The thin layrer of heartwood is pale to very dark brown or almost black; the sapwood is a lustrous pale brown, streaked. The grain is moderately straight or wavy-grained; texture is medium; there is a faint spicy odour. The wood is light in weight, but firm; it does not appear to be durable. It is easy to cut; takes a smooth finish[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The wood is used for fishing reels[
786
Title
Ethnobotany of the Waimiri Atroari Indians of Brazil.
Publication
 
Author
Milliken W.; Miller R.P.; Pollard S.R.; Wandelli E.V.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Year
1992
ISBN
0-947643-50-8
Description
An excellent and well-researched small book giving information on the lifestyle of the Waimiri Atroari and listing the plants used.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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