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Useful Tropical Plants

Brickellia cavanillesii

(Cass.) A.Gray

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Brickellia botterii B.L. Rob.

Brickellia squarrosa (Cav.) B.L. Rob.

Coleosanthus cavanillesii Cass.

Eupatorium rosalesia DC.

Eupatorium squarrosum Cav.

Eupatorium squarrosum Sessé & Moc.

Common Name:

Brickellia cavanillesii
Herbarium specimen of the seed-producing stem
Photograph by: George S. Hinton
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General Information

Brickellia cavanillesii is a shrub growing up to 3 metres tall.
The plant is gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Central America - Mexico.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of subtropical to tropical areas
Species in this genus generally succeed in any moderately fertile, well-drained but moisture-retentive soil in full sun or in light shade[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is febrifuge and vermifuge[
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.
,
411
Title
Trees and Shrubs of Mexico
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol 23
Author
Standley P.C.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution; Washington
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
Although dated, it contains a wealth of information on the trees and shrubs of Mexico, including many of their uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. It is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and stomach disorders[
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.
,
411
Title
Trees and Shrubs of Mexico
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol 23
Author
Standley P.C.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution; Washington
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
Although dated, it contains a wealth of information on the trees and shrubs of Mexico, including many of their uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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