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Useful Tropical Plants

Hyptis brevipes

Poit.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Hyptis acuta Benth.

Hyptis melanosticta Griseb.

Hyptis radiata Kunth

Lasiocorys poggeana (Briq.) Baker

Leucas globulifera Hassk.

Leucas poggeana Briq.

Mesosphaerum brevipes (Poit.) Kuntze

Mesosphaerum melanostictum (Griseb.) Kuntze

Pycnanthemum subulatum Blanco

Thymus biserratus Blanco

Common Name:

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General Information

Hyptis brevipes is an erect, annual, or occasionally a short-lived perennial, plant with a sparingly to much-branched stem; it can grow 30 - 60cm 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 sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine. It has demonstrated potential as a pesticide.

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/
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama to southern Mexico; Caribbean

Habitat

A weed of waste places, often abundant in fallow rice-paddies, mainly under everwet climatic conditions, rather rare in seasonally drought areas; at elevations up to 1,200 metres[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.45 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



The seed is dispersed by wildlife and by human activities; originally from tropical America, the plant has become a weed in many parts of the moist to wet tropics. It is described as invasive in many parts of southeast Asia[
305
Title
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.hear.org/pier/scientificnames/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A very good website detailing weed species that have been introduced into the Pacific Islands.
].

Edible Uses

The leaves are sometimes eaten[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

Medicinal

A decoction of the leaves is considered a protective medicine after childbirth[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
]. The decoction is also used to drive out worms in children by application to the abdomen[
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
].

The essential oil has been reported to be used in the treatment of asthma and malaria[
1349
Title
Chemical component studies on the leaf and inflorescence essential oil of Hyptis brevipes (Poit.)
Publication
Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 4(20), pp. 2128-2131, 18 October, 2010
Author
Md. Nazrul Islam Bhuiyan, Jaripa Begum & Nemai Chandra Nandi
Website
http://www.academicjournals.org/JMPR
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
1996-0875
Description
 
].

Methanol extracts of the plant have shown antibacterial and antifungal activity[
1348
Title
Hyptis brevipes (Lamiaceae) Extracts Strongly Inhibit the Growth and Development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) L
Publication
Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Vol. 3 (10), pp. 083-088, October, 2013
Author
Hanem H. Sakr, Shimaa H. Roshdy, & Hesham R. El-Seedi
Website
http://www.japsonline.com
Publisher
 
Year
2013
ISBN
10.7324/JAPS.2013
Description
 
].
The essential oils of the leaves and flowers contain caryophyllene oxide and caryophyllene, which have been shown to be antimicrobial[
1349
Title
Chemical component studies on the leaf and inflorescence essential oil of Hyptis brevipes (Poit.)
Publication
Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 4(20), pp. 2128-2131, 18 October, 2010
Author
Md. Nazrul Islam Bhuiyan, Jaripa Begum & Nemai Chandra Nandi
Website
http://www.academicjournals.org/JMPR
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
1996-0875
Description
 
].

Other Uses

A dichloromethane (CH2Cl2) extract of the plant has shown an effective larvicidal activity against the cotton leaf worm (Spodoptera littoralis)[
1348
Title
Hyptis brevipes (Lamiaceae) Extracts Strongly Inhibit the Growth and Development of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd.) L
Publication
Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science Vol. 3 (10), pp. 083-088, October, 2013
Author
Hanem H. Sakr, Shimaa H. Roshdy, & Hesham R. El-Seedi
Website
http://www.japsonline.com
Publisher
 
Year
2013
ISBN
10.7324/JAPS.2013
Description
 
].

The essential oil has been reported to be used to repel mosquitoes and also to repel insect pests from stored cereals[
1349
Title
Chemical component studies on the leaf and inflorescence essential oil of Hyptis brevipes (Poit.)
Publication
Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 4(20), pp. 2128-2131, 18 October, 2010
Author
Md. Nazrul Islam Bhuiyan, Jaripa Begum & Nemai Chandra Nandi
Website
http://www.academicjournals.org/JMPR
Publisher
 
Year
2010
ISBN
1996-0875
Description
 
].

Propagation

Seed -
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