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Useful Tropical Plants

Libanothamnus neriifolius

(Sch.Bip. ex Wedd.) Ernst

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Clibadium neriifolium (Kunth) DC.

Espeletia neriifolia Sch.Bip. ex Wedd.

Trixis neriifolia Kunth

Common Name:

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General Information

Libanothamnus neriifolius is an evergreen shrub growing up to 4 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for its resin, which is used locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.

Range

Northern S. America - Venezuela.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height4.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of higher elevations in the tropics, usually from 2,200 - 3,900 metres, though there is one report of plants at around 750 metres.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A resin is obtained from the plant[
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.
]. Called 'Incienso de los Criollos', it is used as an incense in churches[
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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