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Useful Tropical Plants

Gentiana bicuspidata

(G.Don) Briq.

Gentianaceae


There is no clear agreement amongst taxonomists as to the correct name for this species. We have followed the treatment given in Sida, Vol.7, 1977[
578
Title
Sida, Conributions to Botany. Vol. 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Wm. F. Mahler; Dallas, Texas.
Year
1977
ISBN
0036-1488
Description
Contains a treatment of the species Gentian in Central America.
], but the name G. Adsurgens is also often used[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

+ Synonyms

Gentiana adsurgens Cerv. ex Griseb.

Gentiana angusta M.E. Jones

Gentiana assurgens Sesse & Mocino ex G. Don

Pneumonanthe bicuspidate G. Don

Common Name:

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General Information

Gentiana bicuspidata is a perennial plant sending up usually 1 - 6, occasionally up to 12, stems, 10 - 40cm long from a well-developed and persistent tap root[
578
Title
Sida, Conributions to Botany. Vol. 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Wm. F. Mahler; Dallas, Texas.
Year
1977
ISBN
0036-1488
Description
Contains a treatment of the species Gentian in Central America.
].
The roots are sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

578
Title
Sida, Conributions to Botany. Vol. 7
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Wm. F. Mahler; Dallas, Texas.
Year
1977
ISBN
0036-1488
Description
Contains a treatment of the species Gentian in Central America.

Range

Central America - southern Mexico.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.30 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of alpine regions in the tropics, found at elevations above 2,000 metres.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The roots are stimulant and stomachic[
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.
]. Combined with Ottoa oenanthioides, it is used as a purgative[
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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