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Useful Tropical Plants

Anthurium uleanum

Engl.

Araceae

+ Synonyms

Anthurium tenuispadix Engl.

Anthurium tessmannii K.Krause

Common Name:

Anthurium uleanum
Flowering plant
Photograph by: T. Croat
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Anthurium uleanum Anthurium uleanum Anthurium uleanum

General Information

Anthurium uleanum is a perennial, epiphytic plant with stems up to 15cm long and 25mm in diameter[
915
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 78
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; Missouri.
Year
1991
ISBN
0026-6493
Description
A botanical journal, it contains a revision of the genus Anthurium. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

915
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 78
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; Missouri.
Year
1991
ISBN
0026-6493
Description
A botanical journal, it contains a revision of the genus Anthurium. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - northern Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia.

Habitat

An epiphytic plant in dense forest, growing at elevations up to 550 metres[
521
Title
Useful Plants of the Siona and Secoya Indians of Eastern Ecuador.
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 15
Author
Vickers W.T.; Plowman T.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; USA.
Year
1984
ISBN
0015 - 0746
Description
Very terse, but it gives the uses of a large number of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
915
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 78
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; Missouri.
Year
1991
ISBN
0026-6493
Description
A botanical journal, it contains a revision of the genus Anthurium. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.15 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the moist tropics to the wet subtropics, where it is found at elevations below 550 metres[
915
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 78
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden; Missouri.
Year
1991
ISBN
0026-6493
Description
A botanical journal, it contains a revision of the genus Anthurium. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The roots are a remedy for headache. A decoction is taken orally[
521
Title
Useful Plants of the Siona and Secoya Indians of Eastern Ecuador.
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 15
Author
Vickers W.T.; Plowman T.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; USA.
Year
1984
ISBN
0015 - 0746
Description
Very terse, but it gives the uses of a large number of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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