Guatteria dumetorum R.E.Fr., is treated here as a synonym of Guatteria lucens as per Maas P.J.M et al; Confronting a morphological nightmare: Revision of the Neotropical genus Guatteria (Annonaceae); Blumea Vol. 60 1 - 219; 2015[
Guatteria dumetorum R.E.Fr.
Guatteria lucens is an evergreen tree that can grow 8 - 38 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 20 - 60cm in diameter; it is sometimes rather fluted and usually broadens at the base into small buttresses[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of wood and fibre.
C. America - Panama, Costa Rica.
Dense, primary, wet forest; at elevations up to 900 metres[
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A fibe obtained from the bark of the trunk and larger branches is used for making rope[
The wood is used for fencing posts and as joists etc in local construction[
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