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Useful Tropical Plants

Isertia pittieri

(Standl.) Standl.

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Cassupa laevis chocoensis Triana

Cassupa pittieri Standl.

Common Name:

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General Information

Isertia pittieri is a small tree with a pyramidal crown growing 4 - 5 metres tall[
593
Title
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol. 17
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Smithsonian Institute; Washington.
Year
1913 - 1916
ISBN
 
Description
Various articles on botany. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The leaves are sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as a soap.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

593
Title
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol. 17
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Smithsonian Institute; Washington.
Year
1913 - 1916
ISBN
 
Description
Various articles on botany. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Northwestern S. America - Colombia, Ecuador.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A tree of tropical areas where it is found at elevations from near sea level to over 1,600 metres.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves are used as a soap substitute[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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