Guazuma ulmifolia

Scientific name: Guazuma ulmifolia Lam.
Botanical family: MALVACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • bwa donm

Dominican Republic:

  • bwa donm
  • guácima

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Tree deciduous up to 16 m tall with spreading branches. Leaves alternate 20 cm x 7 cm, lanceolate to ovate, unequal at the base, margins crenate-dentate, hairy from sub-glabrous to tomentose; inflorescence axillary in panicles, flowers 3 mm with five yellow-green petals, fragrant; fruit black, woody, warty, sub-globose 1-2 cm in diameter with the faint smell of molasses, seeds numerous.


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