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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Germination rates are usually low, with the seed sprouting within 30 – 50 days[ ]. Guafea guidonia is a species showing intermittent growth of the leaf apex. Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil. The resin obtained from the leaves and the stem, as well as the pulverised bark, is used locally as styptic[ ]. Reddish Sandal oil is obtained from the wood.

Specimens collected from near the shoot apex may differ considerably from those from the older twigs. Capsule globose to fig-shaped, apex truncate, usually abruptly contracted at base into a short stout stipe, smooth not wrinkling on drying, shining, nearly always with conspicuous sometimes pustular, pale lenticels, glabrous, 1.

They are large trees 20—45 m tall, with a trunk over 1 m trunk diameter, often buttressed at the base. Leaves collected when dormant will differ from those in gidonia growth.

Not for the casual reader. Machining characteristics are as follows: Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. The wood is ideal for furniture, cabinets, construction, window frames, carpentry, etc. The stem bark is emetic in larger dosesexpectorant, haemostatic and purgative[46, ].


Guarea guidonia (L.) Sleumer

The leaves are compound. The first formed leaflets are often much smaller and a different shape to those produced later.

The wood can be used for sculpture and was favoured by the British 20th century sculptor Barbara Hepworth. MuskwoodCarrapeta, Cedro Macho.

Guarea guidonia

Often found in gallery forests, on alluvial plains and in valleys, it is found in both dense primary forests and, more commonly, in secondary formations[ ]. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very guuarea guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. It prefers moist soil.

Guarea xiroresana probably belongs in G. The leaves are pinnate, with 4—6 pairs of leaflets, the terminal leaflet present. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Petals 3-valvate or slightly imbricate, 5- 5. Seed – it has a short viability and should not be allowed to dry out, nor should the aril surrounding the seed be removed[ ].

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. Guarea gomma is a large tree of non-flooded forest not riverbanks. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. QR Code What’s this?


A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The bark in young specimens is smooth, brown, with prominent lenticels, but in older trees it becomes characteristically fissured.

Guarea guidonia is related to G. Please view the copyright gkarea for more information. Nectary a stipe expanded above to form an annulus below ovary, 0. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Wilson Guarea langsdorffiana C.

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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. Retrieved 24 December Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. You will receive a range of benefits including: Usually a small or medium sized tree to 20 m but reaching larger sizes in western Amazonia.

Last update on An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region. Moore Guarea rubrisepala Guuidonia. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Guarea puberula Pittier Guarea pungans A.

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