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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders.

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Morphology General Habit
Herb.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 50 - 2600 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Orinoquia, Pacífico, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Tough stiff herb, 30–50 cm high; stems pilose, leafy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 3–12 cm long, 0.4–2.4 cm wide, attenuate into a sheathing base, obscurely serrate or crenate, obtuse, scattered-pilose, glabrescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences thyrsoid, the ultimate axes spiciform, with the glomerules small (2–3 mm in diameter), sessile in the axils of small leaf-like bracts, 1–2-capitulate; phyllaries lanceolate, acute, apiculate, white at base and on the margins, green centrally in upper part, 8–8.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Corolla white, 6–8 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 3–5 mm long, 10-ribbed, shortly ascending-pubescent; pappus of 3–4 basally flattened setae, the longest 2 each folded back and forward on itself in the upper part, 4–5 mm long.
Habitat
Margins of swamps and rice-fields;near sea-level
Distribution
Z native of the neotropics, introduced to W Africa and tropical Asia

[FWTA]

Compositae, C. D. Adams. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
An erect branched stiff herb 1-2 ft. or more high, more or less pilose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Small white or mauve florets in narrow oblong heads forming spikes
Note
A weed.

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[UPB]
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016, Instituto Humboldt 2014).

Native to:

Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Bangladesh, China Southeast, Fiji, Florida, Hawaii, India, Jawa, Malaya, Marianas, Marquesas, Niue, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Society Is., Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Spanish
Suelda-consuelda, yerba de caballo, rabo de puerco, hierba de caballo, hierba de golpe, hierba de marrano, suelda, chicoria, escobilla blanca.

Pseudelephantopus spicatus (Juss. ex Aubl.) C.F.Baker appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 12(5): 55 (1902)

Accepted by

  • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Robinson, H. & Funk, V. (2018). 190(1). Compositae-Vernonieae Flora of Ecuador 94: 1-128. Gothenburg University.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • Koyama, H., Bunwong, S., Pornpongrungrueng, P. & Hind, D.J.N. (2016). Flora of Thailand 13(2): 143-428. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.

Literature

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Kew Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) https://www.kew.org/science/data-and-resources/tools-and-services/medicinal-plant-names-services in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org
  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humbodlt (2014). Plantas alimenticias y medicinales nativas de Colombia. 2567 registros, aportados por: Castellanos, C. (Contacto del recurso), Valderrama, N. (Creador del recurso, Autor), Castro, C. (Proveedor de metadatos), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor). Versión 11.0. http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=ls_colombia_magnoliophyta_2014

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Robinson, H. & Funk, V. (2018). 190(1). Compositae-Vernonieae Flora of Ecuador 94: 1-128. Gothenburg University.
  • Koyama, H., Bunwong, S., Pornpongrungrueng, P. & Hind, D.J.N. (2016). Flora of Thailand 13(2): 143-428. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Science Photographs
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Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
ColPlantA database
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