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Useful Tropical Plants

Achyrocline flaccida

(Weinm.) DC.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Achyrocline citrina Griseb.

Gnaphalium flaccidum Weinm.

Common Name:

Achyrocline flaccida

General Information

Achyrocline flaccida is a perennial plant with a woody rootstock and stem bases.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia.

Habitat

Margins of woods in fertile soils[
522
Title
Compositae Newsletter No. 43
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
The Swedish Museum of Natural History; Stockholm.
Year
2005
ISBN
0284-8422
Description
Contains a catalogue of the Asteraceae of Chacoan Plin, Argentina. Terse information on each species, often including notes on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of subtropical to tropical areas, usually being found at high elevations in the tropics.
Prefers a fertile soil[
522
Title
Compositae Newsletter No. 43
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
The Swedish Museum of Natural History; Stockholm.
Year
2005
ISBN
0284-8422
Description
Contains a catalogue of the Asteraceae of Chacoan Plin, Argentina. Terse information on each species, often including notes on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is anthelmintic, antispasmodic, excitant, febrifuge and tonic[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
,
522
Title
Compositae Newsletter No. 43
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
The Swedish Museum of Natural History; Stockholm.
Year
2005
ISBN
0284-8422
Description
Contains a catalogue of the Asteraceae of Chacoan Plin, Argentina. Terse information on each species, often including notes on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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