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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It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. Guarea macrophylla Guarea pohlii Guarea pubescens Guarea purusana Guarea silvatica Guarea thompsonii Guarea trichilioides.

Now containing plants. Muskwood or Guarea guidonia is an evergreen tree growing up to 23 m in height with trunk diameter of up to 90 cm.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The leaves are compound. 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.

The pericarp is leathery not fleshy as in many species of Guarea. Relationships Guarea guidonia has a wide geographical distribution but a rather narrow ecological range.

Guarea guidonia Muskwood , Carrapeta, Cedro Macho PFAF Plant Database

Sow the seed as soon as guiidonia is harvested in a lightly shaded position, either in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers. Prefers a sunny position[ ]. Fruiting branch Photograph by: In this area it is often a large tree of high forest.


If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Leaves collected when dormant will differ from those in active growth. The tree is cultivated in an agroforestry system on Haiti together with coffee, bananas and other species[ ]. It is harvested gjarea the wild for medicinal purposes and timber. The first formed leaflets guidojia often much smaller and a different shape to those produced later.

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Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. Our new book guidonnia be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Guarea guidonia – L. Fruiting stem Photograph by: The boiled leaves are used as an emetic[ ].

Its leaves do not have intermittent growth present in G. Guarea tuberculata giudonia A. This taxon has not yet been assessed. Such variation could be used to describe a multitude of varieties or forms, but none is worth taxonomic recognition. This QR Code is unique to this page.

Guarea leticiana Harms Guarea multiflora A.

The amount of indumentum on the inflorescence is rather variable, and this too has been used to distinguish some of the earlier species, e. It is noted for attracting wildlife. The rather large number of species and varieties reduced to synonymy here, fall easily within the range of G. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.


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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Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. This Meliaceae -related article is a stub. The wood is ideal for furniture, cabinets, construction, window frames, carpentry, etc. Moore Guarea rubrisepala Cuatrec.

Tree growing in native habitat Photograph by: It is used also for construction, internal works, window frames, carpentry, implements, buarea etc[46,]. You will receive a range of ugarea including: Guarea Medicinal plants Meliaceae stubs. These facts must be considered carefully when examining an herbarium specimen which rarely bears more than one or two often incomplete leaves. Guarea is a genus of guarex trees in the mahogany family Meliaceaenative to tropical Africa and Central and South America.

Guarea guidonia is a species showing intermittent growth of the leaf apex.