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Useful Tropical Plants

Paullinia bracteosa

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Sapindaceae

+ Synonyms

Paullinia naiguatensis Steyerm.

Common Name:

Paullinia bracteosa
Ripe fruits
Photograph by: Reinaldo Aguilar
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General Information

Paullinia bracteosa is a climbing shrub, attaching itself to the surrounding vegetation by means of tendrils.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a source of food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

927
Title
A Partial Revision of Paullinia (Sapindaceae) for Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Part 1.
Publication
Fieldiana Botany Vol. 36 No. 12 pp 125 - 164
Author
Simpson D.R.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago.
Year
1976
ISBN
0015-0746
Description
A botanical journal, this article is a partial revision of the genus Paullinia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, French Guiana; C. America - Panama - Nicaragua.

Habitat

Dense, primary forest, sometimes in more open, secondary formations, often on freely-draining, sandy soils; at elevations up to 450 metres[
521
Title
Useful Plants of the Siona and Secoya Indians of Eastern Ecuador.
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 15
Author
Vickers W.T.; Plowman T.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; USA.
Year
1984
ISBN
0015 - 0746
Description
Very terse, but it gives the uses of a large number of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
521
Title
Useful Plants of the Siona and Secoya Indians of Eastern Ecuador.
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 15
Author
Vickers W.T.; Plowman T.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; USA.
Year
1984
ISBN
0015 - 0746
Description
Very terse, but it gives the uses of a large number of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The flesh around the seed is eaten[
521
Title
Useful Plants of the Siona and Secoya Indians of Eastern Ecuador.
Publication
Fieldiana Botany New Series No. 15
Author
Vickers W.T.; Plowman T.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; USA.
Year
1984
ISBN
0015 - 0746
Description
Very terse, but it gives the uses of a large number of species. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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