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Useful Tropical Plants

Hybanthus albus

(A.St.-Hil.) Baill.

Violaceae

+ Synonyms

Calceolaria brasiliensis Britton

Hybanthus tarapotinus Ule

Ionidium album A.St.-Hil.

Ionidium nanum A.St.-Hil.

Common Name:

Hybanthus albus

General Information

Hybanthus albus is a shrub.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is emetic and 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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