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Useful Tropical Plants

Senecio adenophyllus

Meyen & Walp.

Asteraceae

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General Information

Senecio adenophyllus is a much-branched shrub with erect, aromatic branches; it can grow 30 - 50cm tall[
1915
Title
Ethnobotany of the Andes
Publication
 
Author
Bussmann R.W. & Paniagua-Zambrana N.Y. (Editors)
Website
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28933-1
Publisher
Springer Nature; Switzerland
Year
2020
ISBN
978-3-030-28932-4
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Western N. America - northwest Argentina, northern Chile, Bolivia, Peru

Habitat

Growing in rock crevices up to the snow line; at elevations from 4,200 - 4,900 metres[
1915
Title
Ethnobotany of the Andes
Publication
 
Author
Bussmann R.W. & Paniagua-Zambrana N.Y. (Editors)
Website
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28933-1
Publisher
Springer Nature; Switzerland
Year
2020
ISBN
978-3-030-28932-4
Description
 
]

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.40 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Senecio adenophyllus is a plant of high elevations at tropical latitudes in the Andes, where it can be found growing up to the snow line.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

he plant crushed and mixed with urine is used to cast broken limbs[
1915
Title
Ethnobotany of the Andes
Publication
 
Author
Bussmann R.W. & Paniagua-Zambrana N.Y. (Editors)
Website
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28933-1
Publisher
Springer Nature; Switzerland
Year
2020
ISBN
978-3-030-28932-4
Description
 
].

Other Uses

The crushed and boiled leaves are used as yellow dye[
1915
Title
Ethnobotany of the Andes
Publication
 
Author
Bussmann R.W. & Paniagua-Zambrana N.Y. (Editors)
Website
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28933-1
Publisher
Springer Nature; Switzerland
Year
2020
ISBN
978-3-030-28932-4
Description
 
]

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-04-20. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Senecio+adenophyllus>

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