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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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.

Prefers a sunny position[ ]. Guarea Scientific classification Kingdom: Guarea guidonia is a species showing intermittent growth of the leaf apex.

Their ecological preferences are different and they differ in a number of morphological characters. Guarea guidonia is related to G.

Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil. The stem bark is emetic in larger dosesexpectorant, haemostatic and purgative[46, ]. Guarea Medicinal plants Meliaceae stubs.


It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. Sleumer, [4] is used as an expectorant [5] named cocillana.

Guarea guidonia (L.) Sleumer

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[ ]. Usually a small or medium sized tree to 20 m but reaching larger sizes in western Amazonia.

Retrieved 5 August Blake Guarea rubescens C. The pericarp is leathery not fleshy as in many species of Guarea. It is said to possibly cause hallucinations if ingested. Nectary a stipe expanded above to form an annulus below ovary, 0. It is noted for attracting wildlife. The juice is a corrosive poison which can be guarex by an infusion of buds of Jatropha curcas[ ].

Guarea guidonia

You will receive a range of benefits including: Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Germination rates are usually low, with the seed sprouting within 30 – 50 days[ ].

The species flowers gidonia fruits throughout the year. Views Read Edit View history. Please view the copyright link for more information. Retrieved from ” https: Guarea puberula Pittier Guarea pungans A.


Plants Profile for Guarea guidonia (American muskwood)

The gguidonia open to reveal a seed surrounded by a fleshy orange sarcotesta which is attractive to birds. The wood is of medium weight to moderately heavy; hard; strong; tough; elastic to somewhat brittle; and very durable, even when in wet ground, with resistance to attack by dry-wood termites.

They are large trees 20—45 m tall, with a trunk over 1 m trunk diameter, often buttressed guidonua the base. All plant pages have their own unique code.

The leaves are pinnate, with 4—6 pairs of leaflets, the terminal leaflet present. It has a straight bole and a large, dense, roundish crown.

Guarea guidonia – Useful Tropical Plants

Moore Guarea rubrisepala Cuatrec. Newly planted young trees are fairly slow-growing[ ]. You can unsubscribe at anytime.

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