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Useful Tropical Plants

Porophyllum coloratum

(Kunth) DC.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Kleinia colorata Kunth

Porophyllum seemannii Sch.Bip.

Porophyllum simplex M.E.Jones

Common Name: Hierba del Venado

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General Information

Porophyllum coloratum is an erect, slender, herbaceous perennial plant, branching above, it can grow 20 - 60cm tall or more tall[
1169
Title
Monograph of the plant genus Porophyllum (Compositae: Helenieae).
Publication
University of Kansas Science Bulletin 48 225-257
Author
Johnson R.R.
Publisher
 
Year
1969
ISBN
 
Description
An in-depth treatment of the genus Porophyllum
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1169
Title
Monograph of the plant genus Porophyllum (Compositae: Helenieae).
Publication
University of Kansas Science Bulletin 48 225-257
Author
Johnson R.R.
Publisher
 
Year
1969
ISBN
 
Description
An in-depth treatment of the genus Porophyllum
,
1171
Title
Flora del Bajío y de Regiones Adyacentes
Publication
 
Author
Jerzy Rzedowski & Graciela Calderón de Rzedowski (Editors)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Instituto de Ecología A.C. Centro Regional del Bajío; Mexico
Year
0
ISBN
0188-5170
Description
Spanish-language flora of northwestern Mexico. It can be downloaded from the Internet

Range

Southern N. America - northern and central Mexico

Habitat

Uncommon, growing on grassy slopes and amongst xerophytic scrub; at elevations from 1,00 0 2,500 metres[
1171
Title
Flora del Bajío y de Regiones Adyacentes
Publication
 
Author
Jerzy Rzedowski & Graciela Calderón de Rzedowski (Editors)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Instituto de Ecología A.C. Centro Regional del Bajío; Mexico
Year
0
ISBN
0188-5170
Description
Spanish-language flora of northwestern Mexico. It can be downloaded from the Internet
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.40 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Porophyllum coloratum is native to the subtropical and tropical regions of Mexico

The aromatic oils, which are contained largely in the pores or glands that are especially plentiful on the leaves, produce a strong odour when the foliage is bruised, broken, or heated. Cures, real or fancied, that are attributed to various species of Porophyllum are probably largely due to either the soothing properties of the oils or the imagination by the patient that anything that is so odoriferous must be beneficial[
1169
Title
Monograph of the plant genus Porophyllum (Compositae: Helenieae).
Publication
University of Kansas Science Bulletin 48 225-257
Author
Johnson R.R.
Publisher
 
Year
1969
ISBN
 
Description
An in-depth treatment of the genus Porophyllum
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is used as a remedy for malaria[
411
Title
Trees and Shrubs of Mexico
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol 23
Author
Standley P.C.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution; Washington
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
Although dated, it contains a wealth of information on the trees and shrubs of Mexico, including many of their uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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