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Useful Tropical Plants

Sloanea grandiflora

Sm.

Elaeocarpaceae


This species has often been confused with Sloanea dentata L., a species only found in the Caribbean.

+ Synonyms

Sloanea amplifrons I.M.Johnst.

Sloanea linderi Johnst. ex Kribs

Common Name:

Sloanea grandiflora
Inflorescence, with the flowers starting to open
Photograph by: Vojt?ch Zavadil
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Sloanea grandiflora Sloanea grandiflora

General Information

Sloanea grandiflora is an evergreen tree growing up to 20 metres tall. The bole has stilt roots up to 1.5 metres tall[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for use as a food and medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

677
Title
Contributions from the Gray Herbarium Vol. 175
Publication
 
Author
Earle Smith C. Jr.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Massachusets
Year
1954
ISBN
 
Description
A monograph of the Tropical American species of Sloanea.

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama.

Habitat

Creek and savannah forests[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit[
2
Title
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World.
Publication
 
Author
Hedrick. U. P.
Publisher
Dover Publications
Year
1972
ISBN
0-486-20459-6
Description
Lots of entries, quite a lot of information in most entries and references.
]. (As Sloanea dentata)

Medicinal

The fruit is steeped in vinegar and applied as a decongestant for a blocked chest[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
]. (As Sloanea dentata)

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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