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Useful Tropical Plants

Piper coruscans

Kunth

Piperaceae

+ Synonyms

Artanthe amazonica Miq.

Artanthe coruscans (Kunth) Miq.

Artanthe pseudochurumayu (Kunth) Miq.

Piper amazonicum (Miq.) C.DC.

Piper baryanum C. DC.

Piper coactaepilum Trel.

Piper orenocanum C.DC.

Piper pseudochurumayu (Kunth) C. DC.

Piper pseudochurumayu (Kunth) Poepp. ex Steud.

Piper santiaganum Trel.

Piper tingens Trel.

Piper wurdackii Yunck.

Schilleria coruscans (Kunth) Kunth

Steffensia pseudochurumayu Kunth

Common Name:

Piper coruscans

General Information

Piper coruscans is a shrub that grows 1 - 4 metres tall[
925
Title
Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 20 Part 2
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
The British Museum; London.
Year
1990
ISBN
0-565-08027-X
Description
A botanical journal, amongst other articles, it contains a revision of the genus Piper (section Churumayu).
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

925
Title
Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 20 Part 2
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
The British Museum; London.
Year
1990
ISBN
0-565-08027-X
Description
A botanical journal, amongst other articles, it contains a revision of the genus Piper (section Churumayu).

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana.

Habitat

River banks[
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.
]. Moist places in evergreen forest, cliff bases and wet steep slopes, stream and river banks; at elevations from sea level to 1,700 metres[
925
Title
Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 20 Part 2
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
The British Museum; London.
Year
1990
ISBN
0-565-08027-X
Description
A botanical journal, amongst other articles, it contains a revision of the genus Piper (section Churumayu).
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are taken as a remedy for high fevers and are also said to be purgative. They are pounded with a rock and then boiled with water, the resulting decoction being taken by mouth[
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 hot leaves are applied as a poultice on children when they have swollen abdomens[
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.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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