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Useful Tropical Plants

Blumea lanceolaria

(Roxb.) Druce

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Blumea conspicua Hayata

Blumea laxiflora Elmer

Blumea myriocephala DC.

Conyza lanceolaria Roxb.

Common Name: Chapa

Blumea lanceolaria
Young growth
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Blumea lanceolaria Blumea lanceolaria

General Information

Chapa is a tall, erect herb or small shrub, growing 100 - 250cm tall. The hollow stems are generally unbranched; they usually become woody at the base and are around 1cm in diameter[
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.
,
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
978
Title
The Composite Genus Blumea, A Taxonomic Revision
Publication
Blumea 10:176 - 317
Author
Aban J. Randeria
Publisher
National Herbarium of the Netherlands.
Year
1960
ISBN
 
Description
A complete treatment (as of 1960) of the genus Blumea.
].
The plant is gathered from the wild for its use locally in traditional medicine and is also occasionally cultivated for its use as a seasoning[
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.
,
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
978
Title
The Composite Genus Blumea, A Taxonomic Revision
Publication
Blumea 10:176 - 317
Author
Aban J. Randeria
Publisher
National Herbarium of the Netherlands.
Year
1960
ISBN
 
Description
A complete treatment (as of 1960) of the genus Blumea.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, Philippines.

Habitat

Humid shaded places, along stream banks, at elevations up to 1,500 metres[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. Forests, grassy slopes, riversides; at elevations from 400 - 1,500 metres in southern China[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].1

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details



A highly variable plant[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
,
978
Title
The Composite Genus Blumea, A Taxonomic Revision
Publication
Blumea 10:176 - 317
Author
Aban J. Randeria
Publisher
National Herbarium of the Netherlands.
Year
1960
ISBN
 
Description
A complete treatment (as of 1960) of the genus Blumea.
].

Edible Uses

The leaves are used as a flavouring[
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.
].

Medicinal

The leaves are sudorific and are used against bronchitis, aphthae and 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.
,
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. They have also been applied externally as a poultice to treat rheumatism[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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