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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Fallen fruit Photograph by: Readable yet also very detailed. Coutoupita Couroupita guianensis var. Downloaded on 30 May There are many medicinal uses for the plant. One tree can hold as many as flowers per day. Each flower has a 6-lobed calyx and 6 spreading petals which encircle two types of stamens fertile stamens and sterile staminoides which are borne on a cream-colored androphore.
Couratari pedicellaris Rizzini Couroupita acreensis R. It guiabensis been used to treat the common coldstomachacheskin conditions and wounds, malariaand toothache.
Although the flowers lack nectar, they are very attractive to beeswhich come for the pollen. Because of this, the sal tree is revered by many Buddhist people around the world.
Close-up of flower Photograph by: Now containing plants. Dried rind of the fruit Photograph by: Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Blvd.
Mature fruits release a fetid aroma when they drop to the ground and break open. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed.
The fruit is edible, but is not usually eaten by courpupita because, in contrast guianensiis its intensely fragrant flowers, it can have an unpleasant smell.
Culture Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it is best grown in organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. No serious insect or disease problems.
Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it is best grown in organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.
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New York Botanical Garden. Publisher David Hunt; Sherbourne, England.
The pollinators must work their way between the two areas of stamens as they gather the pollen. The carpenter bee Xylocopa brasilianorum is a common pollinator of cultivated trees in Rio de Janeirojust outside the tree’s native range. Wikimedia Commons has media cohroupita to Couroupita guianensis.
An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region. Close up of flowers Photograph by: The leaves, which occur in clusters at the ends of branches, are usually 8 to 31 centimeters 3 to 12 inches long, but can reach lengths of up to 57 centimeters 22 inches. Couroupita guianensis is planted as an ornamental for its showy, scented flowers, and as a botanical specimen for its interesting fruit.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. How many fingers does the typical human have? Berg Couroupita venezuelensis R. Other carpenter bees such as Xylocopa frontalisas well as waspsflower fliesand bumblebeesare also known to visit the flowers. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.
Fruits hanging from trunk Photograph by: Specific epithet is in reference to the Guianas where this tree is native. Silhouette of the tree Photograph by: 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. Last update on The seeds are dispersed by animals that feed on the fruits.
The flowers are strongly scented, and are especially fragrant at night  and in the early morning. On windy days, the fruits often bang against each other on the tree creating a sound reportedly resembling a cannonade. Year 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.
Couroupita guianensis – Wikipedia
Veins on leaf undersides are pubescent. Garden Uses Plant as a curiosity in tropical gardens in areas where there will be minimal foot traffic under the tree when the ripened fruits are dropping. Sign up for our e-newsletter.