Alternanthera brasiliana (L.) Kuntze

This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders, as a medicine, has environmental uses and for food.

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
escancé gigante, penicilina, veterina

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 0 - 2500 m.
Morphology General Habit
Herb.
Distribution
Naturalised in Colombia.

[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
Naturalizada en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 2500 m.; Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Valle del Cauca.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean, Caribbean. Elevation range: 0–2500 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Bogotá DC, Bolívar, Boyacá, Cauca, Cesar, Huila, Magdalena, Norte de Santander, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Herb.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, native grassland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Escancé gigante, Iscancel chiquito

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

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Native to:

Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Assam, Benin, Cambodia, Cameroon, Comoros, East Himalaya, Florida, Gambia, Hawaii, Jawa, Malaya, Marquesas, Pitcairn Is., Society Is., South China Sea, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is.

Spanish
Iscancel chiquito, escancé gigante.

Alternanthera brasiliana (L.) Kuntze appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2008 Henicka, G.S. [34], Mato Grosso K000578453 Yes
Jun 1, 2007 Darbyshire, I. [4], Cameroon K000190757 No
May 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [1776], Cameroon K000051089 No
Jan 1, 1988 Cid Ferreira, C.A. [4763], Brazil K001207312 Yes
Boland, G. [s.n.], Brazil K001207288 Yes
Lima, L. [342], Brazil K001207301 Yes
Fonseca, W.N. [376], Brazil K001207336 Yes
Riedel [1677], Brazil K001207362 Yes
Burchell [755], Brazil K001207368 Yes
Silva, G.P. [2426], Brazil K001207283 Yes
Ball, J. [s.n.], Brazil K001207367 Yes
Silva, M. [2235], Brazil K001207304 Yes
Glaziou, A. [10014], Brazil K001207325 Yes
Spruce, R. [824], Brazil K001207316 Yes
Prance, G.T. [5880], Brazil K001207330 Yes
Forzza, R.C. [3181], Brazil K001207281 Yes
Glocker [s.n.] K001207363 Yes
Way, M.J. [SWM2426], Brazil K001207285 Yes
Nascimento, M.S.B. [28], Brazil K001207299 Yes
Salzmann [s.n.], Brazil K001207364 Yes
Glocker [s.n.], Brazil K001207365 Yes
Lowe, J. [4281], Brazil K001207309 Yes
Nascimento, M.S. [529], Brazil K001207300 Yes
Burchell [825], Brazil K001207369 Yes
Harley, R.M. [20522], Brazil K001207335 Yes
Eiten, G. [4460], Brazil K001207305 Yes
Alcoforado, F.G. [482], Brazil K001207282 Yes
Archer, W.A. [7709], Brazil K001207290 Yes
Burchell, W.J. [8817], Brazil K001207328 Yes
Burchell [7215], Brazil K001207323 Yes
Preston, T.A. [s.n.], Brazil K001207327 Yes
Orlandi, R. [PCD635], Brazil K001207280 Yes
Riedel [137], Brazil K001207361 Yes
Burchell [9006], Brazil K001207322 Yes
Bolland [12], Brazil K001207292 Yes
Forero, E. [7052], Brazil K001207303 Yes
Gardner [2295], Brazil K001207307 Yes
s.coll. [1852], Brazil K001207321 Yes
Lemos, J.R. [177], Brazil K001207279 Yes
Burchell [7315], Brazil K001207329 Yes
Goodenough [s.n.] K001207326 Yes
Melo, R. [1403], Brazil K001207284 Yes
Regnell, A.F. [III/214], Brazil K001207357 Yes
Williams, L.O. [7133], Brazil K001207289 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [6340], Brazil K001207314 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.], Brazil K001207317 Yes
Miers, J. [3619], Brazil K001207356 Yes
Spruce, R. [s.n.], Brazil K001207331 Yes
Pirani, J.R. [CFCR 1918], Brazil K001207311 Yes
Gardner [s.n.], Brazil K001207324 Yes
Teixeira, L.O.A. [364], Brazil K001207287 Yes
Claussen [s.n.], Brazil K001207366 Yes
Giulietti, A.M. [CFCR/1227], Brazil K001207310 Yes
Harley, R.M. [20842], Brazil K001207334 Yes
Stutts, J.G. [812], Brazil K001207337 Yes
Ball, J. [s.n.], Brazil K001207358 Yes
Eiten, G. [4077/B], Brazil K001207306 Yes
Irwin, H.S. [48770], Brazil K001207313 Yes
Gardner [2295], Brazil K001207308 Yes
Appun, C. [1665], Guyana K001207319 Yes
Ule, E. [9034], Brazil K001207295 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.], Brazil K001207359 Yes
Alcoforado, F.G. [316], Brazil K001207297 Yes
Riedel [25], Brazil K001207360 Yes
Traill, J.W.H. [695], Brazil K001207318 Yes
Irwin, H.S. [22837], Brazil K001207302 Yes
Nascimento, M.S.B. [125], Brazil K001207298 Yes
Nascimento, M.S.B. [35], Brazil K001207296 Yes
Spruce, R. [s.n.], Brazil K001207315 Yes
Krukoff, B.A. [1161], Brazil K001207293 Yes
Fernandes, D. [79], Brazil K001207291 Yes
Ule, E. [8116], Brazil K001207294 Yes
Harley, R.M. [22708], Brazil K001207333 Yes
Mori, S. [12847], Brazil K001207332 Yes

First published in Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 537 (1891)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana) ed. 2: 1-238. University of Guyana, Georgetown.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 4: 1-559. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Florence, J. (2004). Flore de la Polynésie Française 2: 1-503. IRD editions, Paris.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Grierson, A.J.C. & Long, D.G. (1984). Flora of Bhutan 1(2): 189-462. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Leti, M., Hul, S., Fouché, J.-G., Cheng, S.K. & David, B. (2013). Flore photographique du Cambodge: 1-589. Éditions Privat, Toulouse.
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  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Pedersen, T.M. (2016). Flora del Paraguay 46: 1-258. Editions des Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la ville de Genève.
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  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.
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Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • 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

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • 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
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Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana) ed. 2: 1-238. University of Guyana, Georgetown.
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  • Grierson, A.J.C. & Long, D.G. (1984). Flora of Bhutan 1(2): 189-462. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Leti, M., Hul, S., Fouché, J.-G., Cheng, S.K. & David, B. (2013). Flore photographique du Cambodge: 1-589. Éditions Privat, Toulouse.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Pedersen, T.M. (2016). Flora del Paraguay 46: 1-258. Editions des Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la ville de Genève.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.
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Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Science Photographs

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  • Neotropikey

    Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
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  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    ColPlantA database
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  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

    ColPlantA database
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/