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Useful Tropical Plants

Guatteria scytophylla

Diels

Annonaceae

+ Synonyms

Guatteria hyposericea Diels

Guatteria insignis R.E.Fr.

Guatteria krukoffii R.E.Fr.

Guatteria micans R.E.Fr.

Common Name:

Guatteria scytophylla
Botanical specimen of the leaves
Photograph by: Missouri Botanical Garden
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General Information

Guatteria scytophylla is an evergreen tree with a spreading crown and drooping branches; it can grow from 3 - 30 metres tall. The straight, or moderately straight, cylindrical bole can be free of branches for 6 metres, and from 4 - 60cm in diameter[
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.
,
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 tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a tying material and source of wood.

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, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana.

Habitat

Primary, non-inundated forest, sometimes in campinarana vegetation, often on sandy soils; at elevations up to 1,000 metres, occasionally to 1,500 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 Tree
Height20.00 m
PollinatorsBeetles
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Plants can flower and produce fruit all year round[
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

Strips of the fibrous bark are used to make ropes and lashings for securing thatch to roofs[
702
Title
Ethnobotany of the Chacobo Indians, Beni, Bolivia.
Publication
 
Author
Boom B.M.
Publisher
The New York Botanical Garden; New York.
Year
1996
ISBN
0-89327-413-5
Description
A small book of 74pp., it gives a brief description of the tribe and their lifestyle plus information on more than 350 species of plants that are used for food, medicines and various commodities.
].

The thin layer of heartwood is a dull medium brown; the sapwood is a pale yellowish brown with grayish cast. The grain is straight or fairly straight; texture is medium to rather coarse; there is no distinctive odour or taste. The wood is soft; fairly light to medium weight; durable. It is firm; brittle; easy to work; takes a smooth polish with a high lustre which disappears after long exposure; and holds its place well when finished. It is used in the construction of Baharaque houses in Colombia[
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.
,
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 wood is used as fuel for cooking[
702
Title
Ethnobotany of the Chacobo Indians, Beni, Bolivia.
Publication
 
Author
Boom B.M.
Publisher
The New York Botanical Garden; New York.
Year
1996
ISBN
0-89327-413-5
Description
A small book of 74pp., it gives a brief description of the tribe and their lifestyle plus information on more than 350 species of plants that are used for food, medicines and various commodities.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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