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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Guarea guidonia

Flickr – Alex Popovkin. This taxon has not yet been assessed. Conditions like angina, asthma, dyspnoea, vomiting, infant? Fruiting branch Photograph by: Reddish Sandal oil is obtained from the wood. Guarea glabra [1] Guarea grandifolia [2] Guarea guedesii Guarea guidonia Guarea kunthiana Guarea laurentii Guarea leonensis.

Embryo with thick, plano-convex, superposed or rarely oblique cotyledons; radicle abaxial towards the apex, extending to surface. 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.

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. The fruit is a four or five-valved capsulecontaining several seedseach surrounded by a yellow-orange fleshy aril ; the seeds are dispersed by hornbills and monkeys which eat the fleshy aril.


All plant pages have their own unique code. In this area it is often a large tree of high forest. Plants can flower and produce fruit for most of the year[ ].

Petals 3-valvate or slightly imbricate, 5- 5. America – Panama, Costa Rica; Caribbean. It was distinguished by the pale greyish twigs not dark brown as is typicalbut plants showing this feature are now known from such widely separated places guidnoia Cuba, Bolivia, Brazil Mato Grosso and Panama.

This Meliaceae -related article is a stub. Moore, Guarea sylvestris Moore, Guarea rubescens Rich.

Sycocarpus rusbyi Britton Trichilia aubletii Steud. The resin obtained from the leaves and the stem, as well as the pulverised bark, is used locally as styptic[ ]. Applied externally, the powdered bark is used as a haemostatic to stem guiidonia ]. Fruiting stem Photograph by: It is guidojia to possibly cause hallucinations if ingested. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.

An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region.

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Seed – it has a short viability and should not be allowed to dry out, nor should the aril surrounding the seed be removed[ ]. Usually a small or medium sized tree to 20 m but reaching larger sizes in western Amazonia. Now containing plants. Guarea guidonia – L. It is known only from the type collection, which is incomplete and represented by poor fruiting material, and therefore I place it here with some hesitation. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.


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Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. The tree is cultivated in an agroforestry system on Haiti together with coffee, bananas and other species[ ]. Relationships Guarea guidonia has a wide geographical distribution but a rather narrow ecological range.

A juice obtained from the roots and stems is abortifacient, emmenagogue, purgative and violently emetic[ ]. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. This page was last edited on 15 Februaryat Machining characteristics are as follows: Flowers unisexual, plants dioecious; inflorescence usually axillary or yuarea borne in guidohia of fallen leaves or on short lateral shoots, 4- cm long, thyrsoid, usually slender pyramidal with lower branches only 0.

Newly planted young trees guudonia fairly slow-growing[ ]. In Puerto Rico it is considered to give too dense a shade for growing with coffee[ ]. The wood is a favoured fuel because it splits easily[ ].

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