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Useful Tropical Plants

Zornia piurensis

Mohlenbr.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Hierba de la Vibora

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General Information

Zornia piurensis is an erect, annual plant.growing around 50cm tall[
1631
Title
A Monograph of the Leguminous Genus Zornia
Publication
Webbia: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography, 16:1, 1-141, 1961
Author
Mohlenbrock R.H.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00837792.1961.10669720
Publisher
 
Year
1961
ISBN
 
Description
 
]
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1631
Title
A Monograph of the Leguminous Genus Zornia
Publication
Webbia: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography, 16:1, 1-141, 1961
Author
Mohlenbrock R.H.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00837792.1961.10669720
Publisher
 
Year
1961
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

S. America - Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands

Habitat

Dry situations in shrubland in coastal regions, at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
1628
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Andes and the Amazon: The magic and medicinal flora of Northern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Bussmann R.W. & Sharon D.
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
10:0-9960231-2-7
Description
An introduction to traditional herbalism in Peru plus brief information on the medicinal uses of
]

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A decoction of the whole plant, combined with Canchalagua (Polygala paniculata), Nabo (Brassica rapa), and Colores(Iresine herbstii). Is used in the treatment of nervousness[
1628
Title
Medicinal Plants of the Andes and the Amazon: The magic and medicinal flora of Northern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Bussmann R.W. & Sharon D.
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
10:0-9960231-2-7
Description
An introduction to traditional herbalism in Peru plus brief information on the medicinal uses of
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-09-15. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Zornia+piurensis>

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