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Useful Tropical Plants

Psychotria micrantha

Kunth

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Mapouria micrantha (Kunth) Wernham

Mapouria tomentosa Oerst.

Palicourea micrantha Urb. & Ekman

Psychotria hindsii Standl.

Psychotria rufescens Schult.

Psychotria tomentosa Hemsl.

Uragoga hemsleyana Kuntze

Uragoga micrantha (Kunth) Kuntze

Common Name:

Psychotria micrantha
Flowering branch
Photograph by: Indiana Coronado
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General Information

Psychotria micrantha is a shrub or small tree growing 2 - 8 metres tall[
369
Title
Flora of Costa Rica
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago
Year
1938
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but an excellent treatment of the area. Available for download from the internet.
].
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

369
Title
Flora of Costa Rica
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago
Year
1938
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but an excellent treatment of the area. Available for download from the internet.

Range

S. America - Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, through Central America to Guatemala.

Habitat

Evergreen rain forest formations, at elevations of 250 - 700 metres, rarely to 1,000 metres[
369
Title
Flora of Costa Rica
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C.
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History; Chicago
Year
1938
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but an excellent treatment of the area. Available for download from the internet.
].

Properties

HabitTree
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is used as an emmenagogue and in the treatment of asthma[
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 -
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