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Useful Tropical Plants

Guatteria modesta

Diels

Annonaceae

+ Synonyms

Guatteria chlorantha Diels

Guatteria geminiflora R.E.Fr.

Guatteria glaberrima R.E.Fr.

Guatteria puncticulata R.E.Fr.

Guatteria tessmannii R.E.Fr.

Common Name:

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General Information

Guatteria modesta is an evergreen tree that can be from 8 - 55 metres tall. The bole can be up to 100cm in diameter, sometimes with small buttresses up to 80cm high[
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 harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

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.

Habitat

In non-inundated, lowland rain forest or submontane forest, often on red soils; at elevations from 100 - 1,250 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

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height35.00 m
PollinatorsBeetles
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark is contraceptive[
697
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 29
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Year
1983
ISBN
 
Description
Some interesting notes on plant uses in tropical America. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The chopped bark is boiled in water for one minute; then left until tepid. It is drunk twice a day when the woman is menstruating[
697
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 29
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Year
1983
ISBN
 
Description
Some interesting notes on plant uses in tropical America. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. This information is somewhat confused, however, by the final part of the instructions, which read ' This prevents not to have baby'[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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