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Useful Tropical Plants

Perezia multiflora

(Bonpl.) Less.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Chaetanthera multiflora Bonpl.

Clarionea polycephala Cass.

Homanthis multiflorus (Bonpl.) Kunth

Homoianthus multiflorus (Bonpl.) Spreng.

Perezia bidentata Meyen

Perezia glomerata Rusby

Perezia sonchifolia Baker

Common Name:

Perezia multiflora
Perezia multiflora Perezia multiflora

General Information

Perezia multiflora is an erect, perennial herb growing from 10 - 70cm tall[
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
].
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
,
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

HabitPerennial
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of high elevations in the tropics and subtropics, where it is found at elevations up to 4,800 metres[
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
].
Prefers a well-drained soil in a sunny position[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An infusion of the leaves is used as a diaphoretic[
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Division
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