Buddleja boliviana Pax
Cordia asperrima A.DC.
Cordia bullata (L.) Roem. & Schult.
Cordia dasycephala (Desv.) Kunth
Cordia globosa (Jacq.) Kunth
Cordia humilis (Jacq.) G.Don
Cordia jacmeliana E.H.L.Krause
Cordia pilulifera Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
Cordia sphaerocephala Humb. ex Roem. & Schult.
Lithocardium dasycephalum Kuntze
Lithocardium globosum Kuntze
Varronia asperrima Friesen
Varronia dasycephala Desv.
Varronia dasycephala Spreng. ex A.DC.
Varronia globosa Jacq.
Varronia humilis Jacq.
Varronia jacmeliana (E.H.L.Krause) Friesen
Varronia mexicana Friesen
Varronia pilulifera Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
Varronia sphaerocephala Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
Varronia bullata is an erect, deciduous shrub growing around 1 - 3 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Varronia bullata is widespread throughout the Neotropics. It does not pass any of the thresholds for the threatened categories and is not subject to specific threats leading to population decline. It is also subject to ex situ conservation measures. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2014)[
S. America - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela; C. America - Panama to southern & western Mexico; Caribbean - Trinidad to the Bahamas and Florida
Damp or dry, brushy, sometimes rocky thickets and slopes, occasionally in fields, at elevations from 500 - 1,400 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
Plants can flower and produce fruit all year round[
A tea prepared from leaves is used to ease a painful menstruation[
]. (As Cordia globosa)
The aerial parts are antitussive, astringent, haemostatic and tonic[
]. An infusion is used to treat diseases like skin fungal infections, throat infections and gastrointestinal upsets of posible infectious origin[
The major constituent of the essential oil in the aerail parts of the plant is alpha-pinene. The essential oil has shown antimicrobial activity on bacterial and fungi strains of medical importance. The oil presents antimicrobial activity against Gram positive and Gram-negative bacteria and five fungal strains. The present study supports the use in folk medicine of the aerial parts of the plant in the treatment of gastrointestinal, respiratory, and dermatological diseases[
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