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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. Last Changed: 02-Nov-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 3 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Fuels: potential as fuelwood
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

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

    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. Flowering plants of Jamaica (F Jam)
  2. Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2 (L Guianas ed2)
  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45 (L Peru)
  4. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  6. Encarnación, F. Nomenclatura de las especies forestales comunes en el Perú (Trees Peru)
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  8. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  9. Jardín Botánico Nacional Flora de la República de Cuba (F Cuba)
  10. Killeen, T. J. et al. Guia de arboles de Bolivia (Trees Bolivia)
  11. Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. (F PuertoR)
  12. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  13. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru (F Peru)
  14. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  15. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  16. Missouri Botanical Garden W³Tropicos (on-line resource). (TROPICOS)
  17. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  18. National Academy of Sciences Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production (Firewood Cr)
  19. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  20. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants (Dict Rehm)
  21. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  22. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=312760. Accessed 18 June 2019.