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Useful Tropical Plants

Baccharis tridentata

Vahl

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Baccharis affinis DC.

Baccharis pauciflosculosa puncticulata DC.

Baccharis subopposita DC.

Common Name:

Baccharis tridentata
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General Information

Baccharis tridentata is a multi-branched shrub growing up to 150cm tall.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

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

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of subtropical and tropical areas, usually found at elevations above 2,000 metres in the tropics.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The plant is considered a diuretic and febrifuge[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed - no pre-treatment is required[
113
Title
The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation.
Publication
 
Author
Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W.
Publisher
Athens Ga. Varsity Press
Year
1987
ISBN
0942375009
Description
A very detailed book on propagating trees. Not for the casual reader.
]. Surface sow in pots, do not let the compost dry out. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 2 weeks[
113
Title
The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation.
Publication
 
Author
Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W.
Publisher
Athens Ga. Varsity Press
Year
1987
ISBN
0942375009
Description
A very detailed book on propagating trees. Not for the casual reader.
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on until large enough to plant out.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood are very easy[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth are easy to root[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

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