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This species is accepted, and its native range is Panama to S. Tropical America. It is used as a medicine.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[UNAL]
Vernacular
Cafetero, Cajeto, Cajeto arco, Cajeto-arco, Carneazada, Cenicero suiban, Fune, Madre agua, Madre de agua, Nacedera, Nacedero, Quiebra barrigo

[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. 0 - 2000 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Pacífico.
Morphology General Habit
Arbolito, árbol
Conservation
Preocupación Menor

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 0 - 2000 m.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Morphology General Habit
Tree.

[UPB]
Use Medicines Infections & Infestations
Stems and leaves - Used in liquid medicines or in baths in the treatment of skin infections (Cadena-González 2010).
Use Medicines Inflammation
Stems and leaves - Used in liquid medicines or in baths (Cadena-González 2010).
Use Medicines Nutritional Disorders
Stems and leaves - Used in liquid medicines (Cadena-González 2010).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016, Instituto Humboldt 2014).

Native to:

Brazil North, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panamá, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

Spanish
Cafetero, quiebrabarrigo, nacedero, cajeto, suiban, nacedera, fune, cajeto-arco, madre de agua, cafetero.

Trichanthera gigantea (Bonpl.) Nees appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1928 Jenman, G.S. [371], Guyana K000975942 lectotype
Spruce, R. [3951], Peru K000202111
Edwards, P.J. [2649], Brazil K001032697
Prance, G.T. [9336], Brazil K001032699
Edwards, P.J. [2649], Brazil K001032694
Spruce, R. [3951], Peru K000202110
Ratter, J.A. [6207], Brazil K001032696
Prance, G.T. [3980], Brazil K001032695
Silva, N.T. [57808], Brazil K001032698
Jenman [7037], Guyana Trichanthera gigantea var. guianensis K000534322

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 11: 218 (1847)

Accepted by

  • 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. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Cadena-González, A.L. (2010). Study of knowledge on medicinal plants in Zetaquira and Campo Hermoso municipalities (Departamento de Boyacá, Colombia) using quantitative approaches. Faculty of Life Sciences. University of Copenhagen.
  • 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
  • Milliken, W. (2015). Plants for malaria, plants for fever. In: State of the World's Plants 2016. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • 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.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
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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 2021. 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 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Universidad Nacional de Colombia
ColPlantA database
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Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
ColPlantA database
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