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Useful Tropical Plants

Lupinus bogotensis

Benth.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Lupinus amandus C.P.Sm.

Common Name:

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General Information

Lupinus bogotensis is a shrub
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine, and has potential for use as a food. It is sold for medicinal use in Bolivia.
Lupinus bogotensis is described as abundant within its native range and is not considered to be specifically threatened or in decline at present despite general threats to the habitat. It is also known to occur within a number of protected areas in both Ecuador and Colombia. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Ecuador, Colombia

Habitat

Grasslands, Páramo, sub-alpine forest and secondary vegetation along exposed roadsides; at elevations from 2,500 - 4,000 metres[
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Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Lupinus bogotensis is a plant of high elevations in the tropical zone of the Andes, where it is known to experience widely different diurnal temperatures, sometimes with frost.

Edible Uses

Seed - cooked. The seeds have been used in combination with barley (Hordeum vulgare) and carrots (Daucus carota) to produce a nutritious and healthy food supplement for children[
1538
Title
Determinación del Potencial Nutritivo y Funcional de Galletas y Compotas Preparados a Base de Chocho (Lupinus bogote
Publication
Revista Científica YACHANA, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2013, pp. 17-25
Author
Sanaguano H.; Bayas F.; Tigre A.; Pomagualli D.
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Year
2013
ISBN
1390-7778
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Medicinal

The plant (part not specified) has been used to procure abortions, and also in the treatment of kidney problems and lung ailments[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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A decoction of the aerial parts of the plant is drunk as a means of securing an abortion and also to act as a depurative when menstruating[
1537
Title
An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants commercialized in the markets of La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia
Publication
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 97 (2005) 337-350
Author
M.J. Macía et al
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Year
2005
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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