Guatteria recurvisepala R.E.Fr., has formerly been treated as closely related to Guatteria ucayalina (with a more northerly range) but distinct. We are treating it as a synonym, in line with Maas P.J.M et al; Confronting a morphological nightmare: Revision of the Neotropical genus Guatteria (Annonaceae); Blumea Vol. 60 1 - 219; 2015[
Guatteria boliviana H.J.P.Winkl.
Guatteria cardoniana R.E.Fr.
Guatteria lawrancei R.E.Fr.
Guatteria longepetiolata R.E.Fr.
Guatteria macropetala R.E.Fr.
Guatteria recurvisepala R.E.Fr.
Guatteria schunkevigoi D.R.Simpson
Guatteria speciosa R.E.Fr.
Guatteria ucayalina is an evergreen tree, occasionally only a shrub, that can grow from 2 - 35 metres tall. The bole can be up to 80cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela the Guyanas; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua.
Non-inundated forest, sometimes on the edges of savannahs or lajas (Venezuela), on clayey to sandy
soils; at elevations from 100 - 1,800 metres[
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Plants can flower and produce fruit all year round[
The fruits are used as a treatment for colds[
The plant tests slightly positive for alkaloids[
A fibre obtained from the bark of the trunk and larger branches is used to make rope[
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