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The leaves are pinnate, with 4—6 pairs of leaflets, the terminal leaflet present. Rate of air-seasoning is slow, and amount of degrade is moderate. Wilson, Guarea trichilioides L. Guarea guidonia L.
Sleumer It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. The liquid guuidonia from the rasped bark is rubbed onto skin in order to relieve body aches[ ].
The tree is cultivated in an agroforestry system on Haiti together with coffee, bananas and other species[ ]. You will receive a range of benefits including: Views Read Edit View history. Relationships Guarea guidonia has a wide geographical distribution but a rather narrow ecological range.
In this area it is often a large tree of high forest. The wood can be used for sculpture and was favoured by the British 20th century sculptor Barbara Hepworth. A reddish Sandal oil is obtained from the wood[46 ]. Embryo with thick, plano-convex, superposed or rarely oblique cotyledons; radicle abaxial towards the apex, extending to surface. A decoction of the whole, crushed plant is drunk as a treatment for angina, asthma and dyspnoea[ ].
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Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Guarea guidonia Specimens collected from near the shoot apex may differ considerably from those from the older twigs. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.
The texture is medium, grain is straight; aromatic when green though odourless when seasoned. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. Retrieved 24 December Flickr — Alex Popovkin.
Last update on Guarea macrophylla Guarea pohlii Guarea pubescens Guarea purusana Guarea silvatica Guarea thompsonii Guarea trichilioides. Extracts of the bark and wood contain beta-sitosterol[ ].
Seed — it has a short viability and should not be allowed to dry out, nor should the aril surrounding the seed be removed[ ].
A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best. They are large trees 20—45 m tall, with a trunk over 1 m trunk diameter, often buttressed at the base. 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. Tree growing in native habitat Photograph by: Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.
Fruiting stem Photograph by: Open fruit Photograph by: It has a straight bole and a large, dense, roundish crown. The pericarp is leathery not fleshy as in many species of Guarea. World Flora Online 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[ ].
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