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Taxon: Brosimum guianense (Aubl.) Huber

Genus: Brosimum
Family: Moraceae
Tribe: Dorstenieae
Nomen number: 320203
Place of publication: Bol. Mus. Paraense Hist. Nat. 5:337. 1909
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 16-May-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • bastard breadnut  (Source: F Neotrop) - English (Belize)
  • letterwood  (Source: F Neotrop) - English (Guyana)
  • snakewood  (Source: F Neotrop) - English (Guyana)
  • leopardwood  (Source: F Neotrop) - English (Trinidad)
  • tibikishi  (Source: F Neotrop) - Guyanese
  • muirapimina  (Source: F Neotrop) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • coquillo  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Bolivia)
  • gatea  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Trinidad)
  • amourette  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood; wood

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Oaxaca]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica (s.w.), Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama (s.)
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela (e. & n.w.)
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre, Amazonas, Bahia, Espírito Santo, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais (s.), Pará, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Sergipe, Rondônia, Roraima]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia (n.), Ecuador, [Azuay, Esmeraldas, Morona Santiago, Napo, Pastaza, Sucumbíos] Peru [Huánuco, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco]


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Berg, C. C. 1972. Olmedieae, Brosimeae (Moraceae) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 7:181.
  3. Berg, C. C. 2001. Moreae, Arocarpeae, and Dorstenia (Moraceae) with introductions to the family and Ficus and with additions and corrections to Flora Neotropica Monograph 7 Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 83:235.
  4. Burger, W. C., ed. Flora costaricensis. (F CostaR)
  5. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. Flora of the Guianas. (F Guianas)
  6. Missouri Botanical Garden Flora of Mesoamerica Checklist (on-line resource). (L Mesoamer)

Check other web resources for Brosimum guianense (Aubl.) Huber :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?320203. Accessed 21 April 2019.