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Useful Tropical Plants

Blumea lacera

(Burm.f.) DC.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Baccharis auriculata Wall. ex DC.

Blumea acrocephala Miq.

Blumea bodinieri Vaniot

Blumea cernua DC.

Blumea cinerascens DC.

Blumea commersonii Edgew.

Blumea cuneifolia DC.

Blumea dregeana DC.

Blumea elongata DC.

Blumea fontinalis Edgew.

Blumea glandulosa DC.

Blumea heyneana DC.

Blumea hieraciifolia Hook.f. & Thomson

Blumea holosericea DC.

Blumea hymenophylla DC.

Blumea javanica (Blume) Zoll. & Mor.

Blumea lactucifolia DC.

Blumea musra DC.

Blumea sinapifolia Gagnep.

Blumea subcapitata DC.

Blumea thyrsoidea Sch.Bip.

Blumea trigona DC.

Blumea velutina H.Lév. & Vaniot

Blumea villosa Sch.Bip. ex Hook.f.

Conyza acrocephala Miq.

Conyza amoena Link

Conyza dentata Blanco

Conyza hamiltonii Steud.

Conyza javanica Blume

Conyza lacera Burm.f.

Conyza lactucifolia Wall.

Conyza natans Buch.-Ham. ex Hook.f.

Conyza necessaria Buch.-Ham. ex DC.

Conyza thyrsoidea Pers.

Conyza velutina (H.Lév. & Vaniot) H.Lév.

Erigeron exstipulatus Schumach. & Thonn.

Senecio velutinus H.Lév. & Vaniot

Common Name:

Blumea lacera
Growing plant
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General Information

Blumea lacera is an erect, annual plant with branched stems 18 - 100cm tall[
978
Title
The Composite Genus Blumea, A Taxonomic Revision
Publication
Blumea 10:176 - 317
Author
Aban J. Randeria
Publisher
National Herbarium of the Netherlands.
Year
1960
ISBN
 
Description
A complete treatment (as of 1960) of the genus Blumea.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use - mainly as a medicine but also for food and as a source of essential oil.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

978
Title
The Composite Genus Blumea, A Taxonomic Revision
Publication
Blumea 10:176 - 317
Author
Aban J. Randeria
Publisher
National Herbarium of the Netherlands.
Year
1960
ISBN
 
Description
A complete treatment (as of 1960) of the genus Blumea.

Range

Widespread from Africa through tropical Asia to New Guinea, northern Australia and Guam

Habitat

Dry fields, in grasslands, by roadsides, in open places and along the edges of forests; at elevations from 10 - 1,400 metres[
978
Title
The Composite Genus Blumea, A Taxonomic Revision
Publication
Blumea 10:176 - 317
Author
Aban J. Randeria
Publisher
National Herbarium of the Netherlands.
Year
1960
ISBN
 
Description
A complete treatment (as of 1960) of the genus Blumea.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height1.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Plants can flower all year round[
978
Title
The Composite Genus Blumea, A Taxonomic Revision
Publication
Blumea 10:176 - 317
Author
Aban J. Randeria
Publisher
National Herbarium of the Netherlands.
Year
1960
ISBN
 
Description
A complete treatment (as of 1960) of the genus Blumea.
].

Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Medicinal

A decoction of fresh flowers is given before meals to treat bronchitis[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The leaves are astringent, deobstruent, diuretic, febrifuge and stimulant. The leaf juice is a useful anthelmintic[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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0
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. The leaves are useful in the treatment of several catarrhal afflictions[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
0
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. Combined with black pepper, the leaves are used in the treatment of haemorrhages[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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An astringent eye-lotion has been prepared from the leaves[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. The plant is valued for its wound-healing properties and in the treatment of sores[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

The plant contains a strong, camphor-like essential oil[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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