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Useful Tropical Plants

Drymonia coriacea

(Oerst. ex Hanst.) Wiehler

Gesneriaceae

+ Synonyms

Alloplectus coriaceus (Oerst. ex Hanst.) Hanst.

Alloplectus ventricosus Donn.Sm.

Columnea coriacea (Oerst. ex Hanst.) Kuntze

Crantzia coriacea (Oerst. ex Hanst.) Fritsch

Erythranthus coriaceus Oerst. ex Hanst.

Common Name:

Drymonia coriacea
Flowering branch
Photograph by: Dick Culbert
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General Information

Columnea picta is an unbranched, epiphytic shrub, often with a climbing habit, with stems up to 2.5 metres long[
369
Title
Flora of Costa Rica
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago
Year
1938
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but an excellent treatment of the area. Available for download from the internet.
,
428
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 65
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1978
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. This volume contains parts of the Flora of Panama.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

369
Title
Flora of Costa Rica
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago
Year
1938
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but an excellent treatment of the area. Available for download from the internet.
,
428
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 65
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1978
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. This volume contains parts of the Flora of Panama.

Range

S. America - Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua.

Habitat

Secondary forest at elevations up to 600 metres[
369
Title
Flora of Costa Rica
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago
Year
1938
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but an excellent treatment of the area. Available for download from the internet.
,
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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the crushed leaves is used as a remedy for toothache and mouth ulcers. The decoction is gargled when warm and may be kept in mouth for five minutes[
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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