Acanthospermum australe (Loefl.) Kuntze

First published in Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 303 (1891)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. Caribbean to S. Tropical America. It grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders and as a medicine.

Descriptions

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
abrojo, cáncer de loma, yerba del cáncer
[UNAL]

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. 950 - 1800 m.; Andes, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Morphology General Habit
Subarbusto
Conservation
No Evaluada
[CPLC]

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 950–1800 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Arauca, Boyacá, Caldas, Casanare, Cauca, Cesar, Cundinamarca, Magdalena, Meta, Nariño, Santander, Vichada.
Habit
Subshrub.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, native grassland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Cáncer de loma, Tapecue, Yerba del cáncer
[UPFC]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 950 - 1800 m.
Morphology General Habit
Subshrub.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Conservation
Not Evaluated.
[UPB]

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect annual weed, about 1 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Yellow flowers.
[FWTA]

Uses

Use Medicines
Medical uses.
[UPFC]

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

Common Names

Spanish
Cáncer de loma, yerba del cáncer, tapecue.

Sources

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

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