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Useful Tropical Plants

Triolena pluvialis

(Wurdack) Wurdack

Melastomataceae

+ Synonyms

Diolena pluvialis Wurdack

Common Name:

Triolena pluvialis
Plant growing in native habitat
Photograph by: Dick Culbert
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Triolena pluvialis Triolena pluvialis

General Information

Triolena pluvialis is a perennial plant.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia.

Habitat

A herbaceous plant in the understorey of dense rain forest[
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.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The plant is used as a remedy for toothache. It is ground with a rock, boiled in water, and then placed in the mouth and held for five minutes; then the procedure is repeated[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2020-10-25. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Triolena+pluvialis>

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