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  1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Nertera Banks ex Gaertn.
      1. Nertera granadensis (Mutis ex L.f.) Druce

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Madagascar, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Pacific, Caribbean, Mexico to S. South America, Subantarctic Islands. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders and neoplasms, as an ornamental plant, has environmental uses and for erosion control.


    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.

    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 1300 - 4300 m.; Andes.
    Hierba, trepadora
    Preocupación Menor

    The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

    Native from Colombia.
    Alt. 1300 - 4300 m.
    Not Evaluated.
    Live plant (in situ) - Conservation of water resources (Cadena-Gonzalez et al. 2013).
    Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
    Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016).
    Erosion Control
    Live plant (in situ) - Soil protection (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
    Live plant (in situ) - Ornamental (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
    Folk medicine: used to prevent cancer (Galvis & Morales 2010).



    Native to:

    Antipodean Is., Argentina South, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Chile Central, Chile South, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Is., Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Samoa, Society Is., South Australia, South Sandwich Is., Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tasmania, Tristan da Cunha, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Victoria

    Accepted Infraspecifics


    Common Names

    Nertera, planta de las canicas, baya de coral, coralito.

    Other Data

    Nertera granadensis (Mutis ex L.f.) Druce appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    New Zealand 33375.000
    Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], New Zealand K000772077
    Cox, K. [2557], Malaysia 34948.000
    Verdcourt, B. [4908(S)], Papua New Guinea 37914.000
    Spruce, R. [5112], Ecuador K000006689
    Spruce, R. [Cfr5112], Ecuador K000200472
    Spruce, R. [Cfr5112], Ecuador K000200473
    Ekman, E.L. [H548], Haiti K000220098 isotype
    Lyall, D. [s.n.], New Zealand K000772075
    Lyall, D. [s.n.], New Zealand K000772076
    Jameson [299], New Zealand K000772074


    First published in Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 4: 637 (1917)

    Accepted by

    • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso.
    • Hammel, B.E., Grayum, M.H., Herrera, C. & Zamora, N. (eds.) (2014). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 7: 1-840. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (2012). Flora Mesoamericana 4(2): 1-533. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Borhidi, A. (2012). Rubiáceas de México, ed. 2: 1-608. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.
    • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2011). Flora of China 19: 1-884. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
    • Thompson, I.R. (2010). A new species of Leptostigma (Rubiaceae: Coprosminae) and notes on the Coprosminae in Australia Muelleria 28: 29-39.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Beaman, J.H. & Anderson, C. (2004). The Plants of Mount Kinabalu 5: 1-609. Natural history publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
    • Mendoza, H., Ramirez P., B.R. & Jimenez, L.C. (2004). Rubiaceae de Colombia: guia ilustrada de generos: 1-351. Instituto de Investigacion de Recursos Biologicos Alexander von Humboldt, Bogota, Colombia.
    • Welsh, S.L. (1998). Flora Societensis: 1-420. E.P.S. Inc. Utah.

    Not accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Coprosma granadensis.]


    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

    • Kew Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    • Cadena-González, A.L., Sorensen, M., & Theilade, I. (2013). Use and valuation of native and introduced medicinal plant species in Campo Hermoso and Zetaquira, Boyaca, Colombia. Ethnobiol Ethnomed, 9, 23. doi:10.1186/1746-4269-9-23
    • Florez-Cárdenas, G., Núñez-Izquierdo, O. L., Núñez-Izquierdo, M. M., Ramírez-Mesa, M., & Zusunaga-Quintana, J. A. (2010). 100 Plantas útiles del páramo del Rabanal: Guía para comunidades rurales. Bogotá: Instituto Alexander von Humboldt - CAR - Corpoboyac
    • Galvis-Rueda, M., Morales, M.E. (2010). Páramos de Boyacá, Flora representativa. (1st ed.). Tunja Corporación Autónoma Regional de Boyacá.

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Ruhsam, M in Ruhsam, M. (2005). Survey of all the Rubiaceae specimens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    ColPlantA database