Guaramirim (Cordia magnoliifolia )


Genus : Cordia

Elevate the beauty of your garden with the Guaramirim Plant. Its eye-catching foliage and mesmerizing flowers create a tropical ambiance that will leave you spellbound. Bring a touch of exotic allure to your outdoor space with this remarkable plant.

Cordia magnoliifolia, also known as Brazilian cherry or Geiger tree, is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree that belongs to the Boraginaceae family. It is native to the tropical and subtropical regions of South America, including Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina.

The tree grows up to a height of 6-12 meters and has a dense and rounded crown. The leaves are simple, alternate, and ovate or elliptical in shape, measuring about 7-10 cm in length and 4-6 cm in width. The upper surface of the leaves is dark green, while the lower surface is lighter in color and covered in fine hairs.

The Brazilian cherry tree blooms from summer to fall, producing small, tubular, white or pale pink flowers that are about 1 cm in length. The flowers are arranged in terminal or axillary clusters and are pollinated by bees and other insects.

The fruit of the Brazilian cherry is a small, round or oblong drupe that is 1-2 cm in diameter. When ripe, the fruit is edible and has a sweet and juicy flavor, similar to that of a cherry. The fruit is often used in jams, jellies, and other desserts.

Cordia magnoliifolia is a popular ornamental tree due to its attractive foliage and flowers. It is also used in reforestation projects and as a shade tree. In addition, the tree has several medicinal properties and is used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments such as inflammation, fever, and respiratory disorders.


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