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Useful Tropical Plants

Macleania rupestris

(Kunth) A.C.Sm.

Ericaceae

+ Synonyms

Macleania attenuate B.Fedtsch. & Basil.

Macleania ecuadorensis Hoerold

Macleania elliptica Hoerold

Macleania euryphylla S.F.Blake

Macleania pilgeriana Hoerold

Macleania punctata puberula Danguy & Cherm.

Macleania reducta A.C.Sm.

Macleania sodiroi Hoerold

Macleania trianae Hoerold

Psammisia alpicola Klotzsch

Psammisia rupestris (Kunth) Klotzsch

Thibaudia rupestris Kunth

Common Name: Uva Camarona

Macleania rupestris
Flowering plant, growing in native habitat in Colombia.
Photograph by: Xemenendura
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General Information

Uva camarona is an epiphytic or terrestrial shrub, growing from 0.6 - 2 metres tall, often with climbing branches up to 6 metres long[
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.
]. Rarely, the plant adopts the habit of a small tree[
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 plant often has a basal lignotuber up to 1 metre 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 much appreciated by local people[
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 gathered from the wild, and the plant is sometimes also cultivated for these fruits, which are sold in local markets[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
,
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.
].

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 - Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, through Central America to Nicaragua.

Habitat

Lower montane dry forest, premontane dry and wet forest, montane moist, wet and rainforest, subalpine rainforest, Polylepis forest, to humid páramo, at elevations of 2,000 - 4,267 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 *  *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or cooked[
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.
]. The soft, delicate, juicy pulp has a sweet, agreeable flavour[
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.
]. The fruit can be sweet or insipid[
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

The fruit is eaten fresh in the treatment of lung trouble[
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.
]. A decoction of the fruit is used for the treatment of nerves[
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 leaves are used as a hot poultice on bruises[
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.
].

Other Uses

The wood is used for fuel[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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