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Useful Tropical Plants

Vernonanthura patens

(Kunth) H.Rob.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Cacalia baccharoides (Kunth) Kuntze

Cacalia haenkeana (DC.) Kuntze

Cacalia lanceolaris (DC.) Kuntze

Cacalia patens (Kunth) Kuntze

Vernonia aschenborniana S.Schauer

Vernonia baccharoides Kunth

Vernonia bangii Rusby

Vernonia haenkeana DC.

Vernonia lanceolaris DC.

Vernonia mattogrossensis Hieron.

Vernonia micradenia DC.

Vernonia monsonensis Hieron.

Vernonia pacchensis Benth.

Vernonia patens Kunth

Vernonia salamana Gleason

Vernonia stuebelii Hieron.

Vernonia vargasii Cuatrec.

Vernonia weberbaueri Hieron.

Common Name:

Vernonanthura patens
Flowering stem
Photograph by: Germaine A. Parada
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General Information

Vernonanthura patens is an erect shrub, usually growing 2 - 3 metres tall, but sometimes becoming more tree-like and growing up to 6 metres tall[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].
The plant is gathered from the wild for local medicinal use. It is sometimes cultivated in Mexico for medicinal use[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/

Range

Northern S. America - Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela; Central America - Panama to Mexico.

Habitat

Wet or dry thickets or forest, at elevations from sea level to 1,700 metres[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is used in the treatment of stomach aches[
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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