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Useful Tropical Plants

Teliostachya lanceolata

Nees

Acanthaceae

+ Synonyms

Lepidagathis lanceolata (Nees) Wassh.

Common Name:

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General Information

Teliostachya lanceolata is a herbaceous, perennial plant with ascending stems that root at the lower nodes. It grows up to 30cm tall[
914
Title
The Acanthaceae of Colombia
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol. 31
Author
Leonard E.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution; Washington
Year
1958
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, this edition is devoted to a treatment of the Acanthaceae of Colombia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use. It is also said to be cultivated in gardens in Ecuador[
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.
], but the report does not make it clear if this is for medicinal or ornamental purposes[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Surinam

Habitat

Wooded river banks, usually in damp situations[
914
Title
The Acanthaceae of Colombia
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol. 31
Author
Leonard E.C.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution; Washington
Year
1958
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal, this edition is devoted to a treatment of the Acanthaceae of Colombia. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.30 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant (part not specified) is used as a remedy for stomach aches[
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 variety 'crispa' is added to ayahuasca and may be used alone also as a narcotic. When used as an admixture to ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi), two branches are cooked with ayahuasca for about 11 hours. When taken alone, about 10 leaves are cooked gently for 7 hours. The effects (on the mind) last for three days, during which one converses with the spirit of the plant. It is said to also causes loss of sight for three days[
717
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 23
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1974
ISBN
 
Description
A series of botanical articles. It can be downloaded from the internet.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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