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Useful Tropical Plants

Pariana campestris

Aubl.

Poaceae


Some of the reports here were for Pariana lunata, a species that some authorities recognise as distinct, whilst others see it as no more than a synonym of Pariana campestris (the treatment we have followed here).

+ Synonyms

Pariana glauca Nees

Pariana inaequalis Miq.

Pariana lunata Nees

Pariana mollis Nees

Pariana scabra Nees

Pariana sylvestris Nees

Common Name:

Pariana campestris

General Information

Pariana campestris is a tall and stout, evergreen, perennial grass with densely leafy culms, usually growing 1 metre or more tall[
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
].
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use and to wrap up various items.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas to Panama.

Habitat

Forests and sunny thickets[
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *
Other Uses Rating *
HabitEvergreen Perennial
Height1.00 m
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is reported to be employed medicinally for the treatment of women during pregnancy[
434
Title
Flora of Peru
Publication
 
Author
Macbride. J.F.
Publisher
Field Museum of Natural History
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent attempt at a Flora of Peru, though it is clear that many of the plants were imperfectly known at that time and so information on them was sketchy. Available for download from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

The broad leaves are used to wrap gold and platinum dust[
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.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-04-18. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Pariana+campestris>

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