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Useful Tropical Plants

Senecio calvus

Cuatrec.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name: Huamanripa

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General Information

Senecio calvusis a herbaceous perennial plant
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is sold for medicinal use in local markets[
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Senecio calvus is endemic to Peru where it has a restricted distribution in the Andean region. There is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat due to mining activities. However, the population is not considered severely fragmented and it occurs at more than ten locations. The plant is currently classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2019)[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Peru

Habitat

Rock crevices; at elevations from 3,500 - 4,500 metres[
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Properties

Conservation StatusNear Threatened
HabitPerennial
Height0.00 m

Cultivation Details



This species is one of several similar Senecio species known as 'Huamanrripa' or 'Huira-huira' and used collectively in Peru to treat coughs and other respiratory conditions[
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Effects of crude plant extracts of Senecio calvus on Biofilm Formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia col
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Annals of West University of Timi┼čoara, ser. Biology, 2015, vol XVIII (1), pp. 13-18
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Florian-Carrillo C.
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2015
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is analgesic, antibiotic, antiinflammatory, antitussive and pectoral.
An infusion of the leaves, sometimes combined with other species such as Eucaliptus sp., Juglans neotropica or Borago officinalis, is drunk in the treatment of coughs and respiratory illnesses[
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Hot and cold: Medicinal plant uses in Quechua speaking communities in the high Andes
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Journal of Ethnopharmacology 155 (2014) 1093-1117
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Mercedes Gonzales de la Cruz et al
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2014
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Information on 178 species of medicinal plants used in the Quecha communities of Andean Peru
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The plant is used to make a steam bath, usually with other plants, as a treatment for colds[
1164
Title
Hot and cold: Medicinal plant uses in Quechua speaking communities in the high Andes
Publication
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 155 (2014) 1093-1117
Author
Mercedes Gonzales de la Cruz et al
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
Information on 178 species of medicinal plants used in the Quecha communities of Andean Peru
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

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Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2023-09-21. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Senecio+calvus>

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