Cananga ouregou Aubl.
Cymbopetalum obtusiflorum (DC. ex Dunal) Baill.
Guatteria crassipetala (Dunal) DC. ex Lemée
Guatteria podocarpa DC. ex Dunal
Unona crassipetala Dunal
Unona obtusiflora DC. ex Dunal
Guatteria ouregou is an evergreen tree that can grow 2 - 10 metres tall, exceptionally to 15 metres. The bole can be 2 - 15cm in diameter. The plant sometimes adopts a climbing habit of growth[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.
S. America - French Guiana.
]. In non-inundated, primary or secondary forest, on lateritic to sandy soil; at elevations up to 200 metres[
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The aromatic leaves are a stimulant to the nervous system[
An infusion of the seeds is used in the treatment of dyspepsia, gastralgia, colics of the uterus and bowels[
The leaves and bark contain several isoquinoline alkaloids[
Fibres obtained from the bark are used to make cordage[
The whitish wood is compact and slightly aromatic. It is used for internal construction, carpentry and packing cases[
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