Synonyms: Lecythis bracteata, Barringtonia couroupita, Barringtonia pedicellaris There are two individuals of Couroupita guianensis listed as Heritage Trees. Major Threat(s): The habitat of this species has declined widely because of clearing for settlement, timber and agriculture, resulting in populations becoming . Couroupita guianensis, commonly known as cannonball tree, is a soft-wooded, deciduous tropical tree of the Brazil nut family that typically matures to ‘.

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Publisher David Hunt; Sherbourne, England. Coutoupita ISBN 0 3 6 Description A very terse guide to the trees of Peru, managing to give basic guides to a large number of genera, with more detail on a few species in each genus. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed.

A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.

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Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.

An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of guianendis plants of the region. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. How many fingers does the typical human have?


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