Guatteria microcarpa is an evergreen shrub or a tree with an open crown; it can grow from 2 - 8 metres tall, exceptionally to 14 metres. The bole is around 10cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
The plant is classified as 'Critically Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
S. America - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia.
Non-inundated, lowland or premontane, primary or secondary forest (‘bosque húmedo tropical’ or
‘bosque muy húmedo premontano’); at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
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The sap of the leaves is used to cure wounds[
The heartwood is reddish brown; it is clearly demarcated from the pale pinkish brown sapwood. The grain can be straight or interwoven; the texture is medium; the wood at times has a slightly bitter taste. The wood is of medium weight; easy to work[
]. The stems are used to make fishing rods[
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