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Useful Tropical Plants

Justicia calycina

(Nees) V.A.W.Graham

Acanthaceae

+ Synonyms

Beloperone calycina Nees

Dianthera acuminatissima (Miq.) Benoist

Dianthera calycina (Nees) Benth. & Hook.f. ex B.D.Jacks.

Ecbolium acuminatissimum (Miq.) Kuntze

Ecbolium calycinum (Nees) Kuntze

Justicia acuminatissima (Miq.) Bremek.

Rhacodiscus acuminatissimus (Miq.) Lindau

Rhacodiscus calycinus (Nees) Bremek.

Rhacodiscus intermedius (Nees) Lindau

Rhytiglossa acuminatissima Miq.

Rhytiglossa secunda intermedia Nees

Common Name:

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General Information

Justicia calycina is a perennial plant growing 80 - 100cm tall, the decumbent stems rooting at the basal nodes[
1012
Title
Acanthaceae of Bolivia
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol. 49
Author
Wasshausen D.C. & Wood J.R.I
Publisher
National Museum of Natural History; Washington
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
A treatment of all the Acanthaceae in Bolivia
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1012
Title
Acanthaceae of Bolivia
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol. 49
Author
Wasshausen D.C. & Wood J.R.I
Publisher
National Museum of Natural History; Washington
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
A treatment of all the Acanthaceae in Bolivia

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas

Habitat

Rocky river margins in partial shade, river margins[
1012
Title
Acanthaceae of Bolivia
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol. 49
Author
Wasshausen D.C. & Wood J.R.I
Publisher
National Museum of Natural History; Washington
Year
2004
ISBN
 
Description
A treatment of all the Acanthaceae in Bolivia
]. Lowland rainforest at elevations below 500 metres

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.90 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The juice from macerated plants is applied topically on dermatoses[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

The leaves and young shoots are antibacterial and antiinfective. They are used in the treatment of coughs and colds, sore eyes and whooping cough[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].
Juice from the macerated leaves is applied topically as a treatment for eczema, ringworm, and sores[
348
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Guianas
Publication
 
Author
DeFilipps, R. A.; Maina, S. L.; & Crepin, J.
Website
http://botany.si.edu/bdg/medicinal/index.html
Publisher
Smithsonian Museum
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A down-loadable PDF document of a book in pre-publication awaiting illustration. An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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