We are working on a subset of plants in the PFAF database identified as having the most potential for inclusion in such designs. We are adding search terms and icons to those plants pages, and providing a range of search options aligned to categories of plants and crop yields, with Help facilities including videos. Muskwood or Guarea guidonia is an evergreen tree growing up to 23 m in height with trunk diameter of up to 90 cm. It has a straight bole and a large, dense, roundish crown. The leaves are compound. The fruit is a capsule.
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We are working on a subset of plants in the PFAF database identified as having the most potential for inclusion in such designs. We are adding search terms and icons to those plants pages, and providing a range of search options aligned to categories of plants and crop yields, with Help facilities including videos. Muskwood or Guarea guidonia is an evergreen tree growing up to 23 m in height with trunk diameter of up to 90 cm.
It has a straight bole and a large, dense, roundish crown. The leaves are compound. The fruit is a capsule. The seeds are covered with an orange red pulp. Muskwood can be found in South America. It is harvested from the wild for medicinal purposes and timber.
Conditions like angina, asthma, dyspnoea, vomiting, infant? It also provides shade in coffee plantations. Reddish Sandal oil is obtained from the wood. The wood is ideal for furniture, cabinets, construction, window frames, carpentry, etc.
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Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. A decoction of the whole, crushed plant is drunk as a treatment for angina, asthma and dyspnoea[ ]. The resin obtained from the leaves and the stem, as well as the pulverised bark, is used locally as styptic[ ]. The stem bark is emetic in larger doses , expectorant, haemostatic and purgative[46 , , ]. A decoction is used to induce vomiting and to treat infant's thrush[ ]. Applied externally, the powdered bark is used as a haemostatic to stem bleeding[46 ].
The liquid obtained from the rasped bark is rubbed onto skin in order to relieve body aches[ ]. The boiled leaves are used as an emetic[ ]. The bark contains the alkaloid rusbyine[46 ]. A juice obtained from the roots and stems is abortifacient, emmenagogue, purgative and violently emetic[ ]. The juice is a corrosive poison which can be counteracted by an infusion of buds of Jatropha curcas[ ]. Extracts of the bark and wood contain beta-sitosterol[ ].
The seed contains angustinolide, a tetranotriterpenoid[ ]. Edible Shrubs provides detailed information, attractively presented, on over 70 shrub species. They have been selected to provide a mix of different plant sizes and growing conditions. Most provide delicious and nutritious fruit, but many also have edible leaves, seeds, flowers, stems or roots, or they yield edible or useful oil.
Agroforestry Uses: The tree is cultivated in an agroforestry system on Haiti together with coffee, bananas and other species[ ]. In Puerto Rico it is considered to give too dense a shade for growing with coffee[ ]. Other Uses: A reddish Sandal oil is obtained from the wood[46 ]. The very attractive heartwood is pinkish to red, turning light reddiish brown; the sapwood is whitish to brownish.
The texture is medium, grain is straight; aromatic when green though odourless when seasoned. 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.
Rate of air-seasoning is slow, and amount of degrade is moderate. Machining characteristics are as follows: planing, shaping, turning, mortising, and resistance to screw splitting are good; boring is fair; and sanding is excellent. This pretty wood makes fine furniture and cabinets, since it resembles mahogany and Spanish-cedar and takes a high polish. It is used also for construction, internal works, window frames, carpentry, implements, cooperage etc[46 , , , ].
The wood is a favoured fuel because it splits easily[ ]. Prefers a sunny position[ ]. Newly planted young trees are fairly slow-growing[ ]. Plants can flower and produce fruit for most of the year[ ].
Celsius Fahrenheit:. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Seed - it has a short viability and should not be allowed to dry out, nor should the aril surrounding the seed be removed[ ]. Sow the seed as soon as it is harvested in a lightly shaded position, either in a nursery seedbed or in individual containers.
Germination rates are usually low, with the seed sprouting within 30 - 50 days[ ]. Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Author L. For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page.
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To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Follow Us:. Guarea guidonia - L. The leaves are considered to be toxic to cattle[ ]. Habitats Lowland forests in Panama[ ]. 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[ ].
Range S. America - Panama, Costa Rica; Caribbean. Translate this page:. 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: light sandy , medium loamy and heavy clay soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. It prefers moist soil. None known. Our new book Edible Shrubs is now available. Read More. Special Uses. Shop Now. QR Code What's this? Charity No. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Please view the copyright link for more information. Muskwood , Carrapeta, Cedro Macho.
The juice of the plant is a corrosive poison which can be counteracted by an infusion of the buds of Jatropha curcas[ ].
TROMPILLO (Guarea guidonia)
Bernal, R. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system. Toggle navigation. Distribution Native from Colombia. Conservation Not Evaluated. Habit Tree.
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Physiology and biochemistry of recalcitrant Guarea guidonia L. Sleumer seeds. Investigations of recalcitrant, or desiccation-sensitive, seeds have as yet failed to identify the causes of this phenomenon. Experiments with Guarea guidonia L.
Samyda guidonia L. This species is reported to be a medium size tree, with heights between 15 to 20 m, up to 25 m. The diameter at breast height is commonly from 40 to 60 cm, or even up to 90 cm. The bole is straight, with small buttresses. Guarea guidonia is a typical species from gallery forests. It is found in secondary forests, along water courses and alluvial sites. Rarely reported in primary forests.
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