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Useful Tropical Plants

Ludwigia nervosa

(Poir.) H.Hara

Onagraceae

+ Synonyms

Jussiaea marginata Rusby

Jussiaea maypurensis Kunth

Jussiaea nervosa Poir.

Jussiaea palmitensis Cambess.

Jussiaea yacumensis Rusby

Ludwigia hondurensis Standl.

Common Name:

Ludwigia nervosa
Close-up of the flower
Photograph by: Mauricio Mercadante
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Ludwigia nervosa Ludwigia nervosa Ludwigia nervosa

General Information

Ludwigia nervosa is an erect, freely-branched shrub or small tree usually growing from 1 - 3 metres tall, but exceptionally to 6 metres[
380
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Gardens Vol. 46
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouro Botanical Garden
Year
1959
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. Amongst other things, this issue contains a review of the genus Daphnopsis.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

380
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Gardens Vol. 46
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouro Botanical Garden
Year
1959
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. Amongst other things, this issue contains a review of the genus Daphnopsis.

Range

S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize.

Habitat

Wet places[
380
Title
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Gardens Vol. 46
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Missouro Botanical Garden
Year
1959
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. Amongst other things, this issue contains a review of the genus Daphnopsis.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant (part unspecified) is used as a tonic and antirheumatic[
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 -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-07-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Ludwigia+nervosa>

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