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Useful Tropical Plants

Macleania benthamiana

Walp.

Ericaceae

+ Synonyms

Macleania multibracteata Mansf.

Macleania popenoei S.F.Blake

Common Name:

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General Information

Macleania benthamiana is a shrub growing 2 - 5 metres tall[
376
Title
Neotropical Blueberries - The Plant Family Ericaceae
Publication
 
Author
Luteyn. J.L. & Pedraza-Peñalosa. P.
Website
http://www.nybg.org/bsci/res/lut2/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A very comprehensive on-line guide to the Ericaceae of tropical America, giving full botanical descriptions, often with details of plant uses.
]. The branches are sometimes sprawling or spreading, sometimes arising from a woody, tuberous rootstock 30 - 50cm in diameter[
376
Title
Neotropical Blueberries - The Plant Family Ericaceae
Publication
 
Author
Luteyn. J.L. & Pedraza-Peñalosa. P.
Website
http://www.nybg.org/bsci/res/lut2/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A very comprehensive on-line guide to the Ericaceae of tropical America, giving full botanical descriptions, often with details of plant uses.
].
The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local consumption[
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.
]. It is sometimes sold in local markets[[
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.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

376
Title
Neotropical Blueberries - The Plant Family Ericaceae
Publication
 
Author
Luteyn. J.L. & Pedraza-Peñalosa. P.
Website
http://www.nybg.org/bsci/res/lut2/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A very comprehensive on-line guide to the Ericaceae of tropical America, giving full botanical descriptions, often with details of plant uses.

Range

S. America - Colombia, Ecuador.

Habitat

Montane cloud forest to subpáramo and páramo at elevations of 2,530 - 3,500 metres[
376
Title
Neotropical Blueberries - The Plant Family Ericaceae
Publication
 
Author
Luteyn. J.L. & Pedraza-Peñalosa. P.
Website
http://www.nybg.org/bsci/res/lut2/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A very comprehensive on-line guide to the Ericaceae of tropical America, giving full botanical descriptions, often with details of plant uses.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *  *
HabitShrub
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the highland tropics, growing at elevations of 2,530 - 3,500 metres.

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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.
]. Soft, juicy and sweet[
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.
,
301
Title
Cornucopia II
Publication
 
Author
Facciola. S.
Publisher
Kampong Publications, California.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-9628087-2-5
Description
The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.
]. A sweet flavour, but 'flat' in comparison to true blueberries[
376
Title
Neotropical Blueberries - The Plant Family Ericaceae
Publication
 
Author
Luteyn. J.L. & Pedraza-Peñalosa. P.
Website
http://www.nybg.org/bsci/res/lut2/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A very comprehensive on-line guide to the Ericaceae of tropical America, giving full botanical descriptions, often with details of plant uses.
]. The round fruit is about 1cm in diameter[
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.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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