Duguetia is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs in the Annonaceae family. The genus includes around 50 species, which are native to tropical regions of Central and South America.
The trees in the Duguetia genus can grow to be quite large, with some species reaching heights of up to 30 meters (98 feet). The leaves of Duguetia trees are typically large and glossy, and the flowers produced by the trees are often fragrant and showy. The fruit produced by Duguetia trees is typically a fleshy, edible berry.
Many species in the Duguetia genus have a long history of use in traditional medicine, particularly in South America. The bark, leaves, and fruits of some species have been used to treat a range of ailments, including fever, pain, and inflammation. Some species also have a history of use as an insecticide and as a fish poison.
Overall, the Duguetia genus is an important component of many tropical ecosystems and has a significant cultural and medicinal value for people in many parts of South America.