Genus:
Pectis L.

Pectis elongata Kunth

This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America. It is used as a medicine 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
comino, comino silvestre, pimento, yerba de limón

[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. 150 - 1225 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Amazonia, Andean. Elevation range: 150–1225 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Amazonas, Antioquia, Caquetá, Cauca, Cesar, Huila, La Guajira, Magdalena, Meta, Tolima, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Herb.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Comino silvestre

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

Native to:

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

Pectis elongata Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2002 Pickersgill, B. [RU 72390], Rio Grande do Norte K000054486 Yes
Jan 1, 2002 Gardner, G. [1745], Ceará K000054484 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 2002 Gardner, G. [1745], Ceará K000054485 isotype Yes
Jun 1, 1991 Lewis, G.P. [1928], Bahia K000053787 Yes
Jun 1, 1991 Lewis, G.P. [1928], Bahia K000053786 Yes
Jul 1, 1989 Lewis, G.P. [CFCR6721], Bahia K000053784 Yes
Jan 1, 1857 Spruce, R. [765], Brazil K001058986 Yes
Trail, J.W.H. [493], Brazil K001058987 Yes
Ule, E. [8351], Brazil K001103820 Yes
Barroso, G.M. [53-1434], Brazil K001103822 Yes
Trail, J.W.H. [493], Brazil K001103818 Yes
Schonburgh [533837], Guyana K000895341 Yes
Ule, E. [8351/[b]], Brazil K001103819 Yes
Giulietti, A.M. [1691], Brazil K001031912 Yes
Eiten, G. [4001], Brazil K001103821 Yes
Spruce, R. [s.n.], Brazil K001058988 Yes
Colombia K001479862 Yes
Colombia K001479863 Yes
Colombia K001479866 Yes
Ecuador K001479867 Yes
Ecuador K001479868 Yes
Panama K001479870 Yes
Panama K001479871 Yes
Venezuela K001479872 Yes
Venezuela K001479873 Yes
Venezuela K001479874 Yes
n/a K001479875 Yes
n/a K001479876 Yes
n/a K001479877 Yes
Bolivia (Cochabamba) K001479878 Yes
Colombia K001479879 Yes
Colombia K001479880 Yes
Colombia K001479881 Yes
Colombia K001479882 Yes
Colombia K001479883 Yes
Colombia K001479884 Yes
Colombia K001479885 Yes
Colombia K001479886 Yes
Ecuador K001479887 Yes
Venezuela K001479888 Yes
Venezuela K001479889 Yes
Jan 1, 1984 Spruce, R. [6324], Ecuador Pectis elongata var. floribunda K000200707 Yes
Jan 1, 1984 Tate, G.H.H. [135], Brazil Pectis elongata var. floribunda K001103823 Yes
Panama Pectis elongata var. oerstediana K001479891 Yes
Panama Pectis elongata var. oerstediana K001479892 Yes

First published in Nov. Gen. Sp., ed. fol., 4: 206 (1818)

Accepted by

  • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.
  • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Liogier, A.H. (1996). Flora de la Española 8: 1-588. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.
  • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R., & Celis, M. (eds.). (2020). Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia. v1.1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dataset/Checklist. https://doi.org/10.15472/7avdhn
  • Castañeda, R.R. (1991). Frutas silvestres de Colombia. Instituto Colombiano de Cultura Hispánica.
  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • Diazgranados, M., Allkin, B., Black N., Cámara-Leret, R., Canteiro C., Carretero J., Eastwood R., Hargreaves S., Hudson A., Milliken W., Nesbitt, M., Ondo, I., Patmore, K., Pironon, S., Turner, R., Ulian, T. (2020). World Checklist of Useful Plant Species. Produced by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity.
  • GBIF.org (2021). GBIF species matching tool. https://www.gbif.org/tools/species-lookup
  • 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), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor). http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=ls_colombia_magnoliophyta_2014
  • Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) v.10 (2021); http://mpns.kew.org/
  • Plants for malaria, plants for fever: Medicinal species in Latin America, a bibliographic survey: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • RBG, Kew (ed.) (1999). Survey of Economic Plants for Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (SEPASAL) database. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London.

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