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Useful Tropical Plants

Equisetum bogotense

Kunth

Equisetaceae

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Common Name:

Equisetum bogotense
Flowering plants
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Equisetum bogotense Equisetum bogotense

General Information

Equisetum bogotense is a herbaceous perennial plant growing from a running, subterranean stem, The erect, annual stems usual grow from 20 - 50cm tall but at higher, exposed, elevations they can be as small as 5cm[
488
Title
Pteridophyta of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Tryon R.M.: Stolze R.G.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1993
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of the fern species in Peru. It cam be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is often gathered from the wild for local medicinal use and is sold in local markets.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

488
Title
Pteridophyta of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Tryon R.M.: Stolze R.G.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1993
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of the fern species in Peru. It cam be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - southern Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia through Central America to Costa Rica. Also in the Galapagos Islands.

Habitat

In soil or among rocks, in wet open places, including banks of creeks, rivers, and irrigation ditches in moist to wet seeps and clay road banks, at elevations from 100 - 4,200 metres, but most often above 2,000 metres[
488
Title
Pteridophyta of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Tryon R.M.: Stolze R.G.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1993
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of the fern species in Peru. It cam be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Succeeds in warm temperate to tropical areas, usually but not exclusively at elevations above 2,000 metres in the tropics.

The plant occasionally invades abandoned cultivated fields in its native range[
560
Title
American Fern Journal Vol.20
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
American Fern Society; Virginia.
Year
1930
ISBN
0002-8444
Description
Contains information on a range of ferns and related plants, included Equisetum. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The entire plant is diuretic[
410
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 76
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden
Year
1989
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. This volume contains a monograph of the genus Zapoteca (Calliandra) amongst other things.
]. It is reputedly good for treating liver and kidney infection, colic, inflammations, and rheumatism; and is also used as a vaginal wash[
559
Title
American Fern Journal Vol.89
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
American Fern Society; Virginia.
Year
1999
ISBN
0002-8444
Description
Includes articles on the commercial uses (inclusing medicinal) of ferns in Central America and the cultivation of the genus Dryopteris. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
561
Title
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol. 40
Publication
 
Author
Dorr L.J.; Stergios B.; Smith A.R.; Cuello N.L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
National Museum Natural History; Washington.
Year
2000
ISBN
 
Description
A catalogue of the vascular plants of Guaramacal National Park in Venezuela. Mainly a terse list of plants, but it contains some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. It is made into a tea for treating waist-area ache[
508
Title
The Ethnobotany of Chinchero.
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 24
Author
Franquemont C. Et al
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History.
Year
1990
ISBN
0015-0746
Description
Brief details on the local uses of plants for an Andean community in southern Peru. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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