ⓘ Guioa acutifolia

                                     

ⓘ Guioa acutifolia

Guioa acutifolia is an evergreen tree from New Guinea and coastal areas of eastern Queensland in Australia. Common names include glossy tamarind, northern guioa and sharp-leaf guioa. It grows up to 20 metres high and has smooth, grey bark on its trunk which may be up to 15 cm wide. The sweetly scented flowers are produced between August and October in the species native range Flowers and fruits often appear on immature trees.

This species was formally described in 1879 by the botanist Ludwig Radlkofer. Although the name Radlkofers may have been based on an earlier description by Ferdinand von Mueller sharp leaved variety of Cupania semiglauca, it does not include varieties. Description of Course not was based on plant material collected from Port Denison, Rockingham Bay, river and Mossman.

Guioa acutifolia occurs on beaches and among mangroves, but also at high elevations along streams in the understory of tropical forests of the region. In Australia it occurs from Cape York, South to Fraser island.

Plants are propagated from seed, and require some shade until established.