Guettarda retusa C. Wright

Cuero (Guettarda retusa)

This tree was discovered sometimes during the 19th century in the Cajálbana region in the Province Pinar del Río, Cuba.

The species has never been found since and is considered extinct.


The photo below shows a congeneric species, Linden’s Guettarda (Guettarda lindeniana A. Rich) which occurs in Cuba and Hispaniola.


Linden’s Guettarda (Guettarda lindeniana)

Photo: Miguel Ernesto Suárez Blancart


edited: 29.01.2024