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Useful Tropical Plants

Hypericum brasiliense

Choisy

Hypericaceae

+ Synonyms

Hypericum anceps Larrañaga

Hypericum bolivianum R.Keller

Hypericum laxiusculum A.St.-Hil.

Hypericum punctulatum A.St.-Hil.

Hypericum stylosum Rusby

Receveura graveolens Vell.

Sarothra brasiliensis (Choisy) Y.Kimura

Common Name:

Hypericum brasiliense

General Information

Hypericum brasiliense is an annual to perennial herb, often woody and persisting at the base, growing 30 - 100cm tall[
591
Title
Bulletin British Museum (Natural History) Botany Series Vol. 20 No. 1
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Natural History Museum Publications; London.
Year
1990
ISBN
0 565 08026 1
Description
Includes a treatment of some sections of the genus Hypericum.
].
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

591
Title
Bulletin British Museum (Natural History) Botany Series Vol. 20 No. 1
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Natural History Museum Publications; London.
Year
1990
ISBN
0 565 08026 1
Description
Includes a treatment of some sections of the genus Hypericum.

Range

S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia.

Habitat

Damp meadows, ditches, roadsides, and waste places; ranging from elevations of 300 metres in the south of its range to 2,525 metres in the north[
591
Title
Bulletin British Museum (Natural History) Botany Series Vol. 20 No. 1
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Natural History Museum Publications; London.
Year
1990
ISBN
0 565 08026 1
Description
Includes a treatment of some sections of the genus Hypericum.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual/Perennial
Height0.75 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are antispasmodic, aromatic, astringent, stimulant and vulnerary[
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.
,
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
]. It has also in the past been used to treat the bites of snakes[
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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