Guarea guidonia is an evergreen Tree growing to 15 m (49ft) by 12 m (39ft) at a slow rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) It is noted for attracting wildlife. Suitable for: . Range Description: Guarea guidonia is a very widespread species. It is native to South and Central America and Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, U.S. Virgin. Meliaceae. Genus. Guarea ex L. Species. Guarea guidonia (L.) Sleumer. = Guarea alba = Guarea alternans = Guarea andreana .

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Please view the copyright link for more information. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Guarea guidonia is related to G. The leaves are compound. Guarea tuberculata purgans A. We are currently updating this section. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.

Trunk with slash to show the wood Photograph by: Guarea gomma is a large tree of non-flooded guisonia not riverbanks. Species Description – Young branches densely to sparsely puberulous or pubescent, soon becoming glabrous, typically smooth, dark brown with conspicuous pale lenticels, less frequently pale greyish-brown.

Guarea guidonia (L.) Sleumer

Seed – it has a short viability and should not be allowed to dry out, nor should guixonia aril surrounding the seed be removed[ ]. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages.


Muskwood can be found in South America. Moore Guarea trichilioides L. This pretty wood makes fine furniture and cabinets, since it resembles mahogany and Spanish-cedar and takes a high polish. Close-up guidonai the seeds Photograph by: Petals 3-valvate or slightly imbricate, 5- 5. The species flowers and fruits throughout the year. A decoction is used to induce vomiting and to treat infant’s thrush[ ]. It has a straight bole and a large, dense, roundish crown. The rather large number of species and varieties reduced to synonymy here, fall guaea within the range of Guodonia.

Guarea is a genus of evergreen trees in the mahogany family Meliaceaenative to tropical Africa and Central and South America.

Newly planted young trees are fairly slow-growing[ ]. Wilson Guarea langsdorffiana C.

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These facts must be considered carefully when examining an herbarium specimen which rarely bears giudonia than one or two often incomplete leaves.

Sow the seed as soon as it is harvested in a lightly shaded position, either in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers. Publisher Tropenbos-Guyana Programme; Georgetown, Guyana Year ISBN Description A very detailed study of the peoples and the plants they use, it includes a field guide to almost species of useful plants.

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Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. The liquid obtained from the rasped bark is rubbed onto skin in order to relieve body aches[ ]. Guarea guidonia – L. It is hardy to zone UK Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Plants can flower and produce fruit for most of the year[ ].


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The juice of the plant is a corrosive poison which can be counteracted by an infusion of the buds of Jatropha curcas[ ]. It also provides shade in coffee plantations. All plant pages have their own unique code. Flickr – Alex Popovkin. Retrieved 24 December The wood is ideal for furniture, cabinets, construction, window frames, carpentry, etc. Machining characteristics are as follows: Staminal tube cylindrical, 3.

The bark in young specimens is smooth, brown, guxrea prominent lenticels, but in older trees it becomes characteristically fissured. The amount of indumentum on the inflorescence is rather variable, and this too has been used to distinguish some of the earlier species, e.

Its narrow ecological amplitude may in part account for the relatively small amount of morphological variation in such a widely distributed species.

The wood can be used for sculpture and was favoured by the British 20th century sculptor Barbara Hepworth. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.