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Taxon: Guazuma ulmifolia Lam.

 
Genus: Guazuma
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Byttnerioideae
Tribe: Theobromateae
Nomen number: 312760
Place of publication: Encycl. 3:52. 1789
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Oct-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Fuels: potential as fuelwood
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Jalisco, Michoacán de Ocampo, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Tabasco, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, [Antigua] Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Paraguay


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2
  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  4. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  6. Encarnación, F. 1983. Nomenclatura de las especies forestales comunes en el Perú Note: Documento de Trabajo no. 7, Proyecto PNUD/FAO/PER/81/002, Lima, Peru
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Guazuma+ulmifolia&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  8. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  9. Jardín Botánico Nacional. 1998-. Flora de la República de Cuba
  10. Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia
  11. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  12. Liogier, H. A. 1984-. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  13. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936-. Flora of Peru Note: 1936-1971; new ser. 1980-
  14. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  15. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  16. Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  17. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  18. National Academy of Sciences. 1980. Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production
  19. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  20. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  21. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  22. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.

Check other web resources for Guazuma ulmifolia Lam. :

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=312760. Accessed 9 August 2020.