Acmella brachyglossa Cass.

First published in G.-F.Cuvier, Dict. Sci. Nat., ed. 2. 50: 258 (1827)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Mexico (Chiapas) to Tropical America. It is an annual and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders, as a medicine and for food.

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
botoncillo, guaca, yuyo quemado
[UNAL]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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. 250 - 2600 m.; Andes, Guayana y Serranía de La Macarena, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, subarbusto
Conservation
No Evaluada
[CPLC]

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean, Guiana Shield. Elevation range: 250–2600 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Amazonas, Antioquia, Arauca, Boyacá, Caldas, Casanare, Chocó, Cundinamarca, Huila, Magdalena, Meta, Nariño, Norte de Santander, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Herb, Subshrub.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, native grassland, wetlands (inland), desert, artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Botoncillo hembra
[UPFC]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 250 - 2600 m.
Morphology General Habit
Herb or shrub.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.
[UPB]

Uses

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

Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).
[UPB]

Common Names

Spanish
Botoncillo hembra.

Sources

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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
    • https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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