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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical America. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders and for food.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[UNAL]
Vernacular
Guachamaca de tree, Guacharaco, Jaen sananho, Lagarto micunam, Penoncahue, Sanangillo, Sananho, Turmeperro, Uchu sananho

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 100 - 1500 m.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Morphology General Habit
Shrub or tree.
Vernacular
Jaen sananho, penoncahue, sananho, sanangillo, uchu sananho.

[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. 100 - 1500 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Guayana y Serranía de La Macarena, Llanura del Caribe, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto, arbolito, árbol
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPB]
Use Food
Infructescences - Edible fruit (Romero Castañeda 1961).
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, Peru, Venezuela

Spanish
Yerba amarga, azúcar, cojón de amo, lechoso, lagarto micunam.

Tabernaemontana sananho Ruiz & Pav. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1991 Prance, G.T. [12394], Brazil K000989461
Jan 1, 1991 Ducke, A. [1121], Brazil K000989455
Jan 1, 1991 Prance, G.T. [4467], Brazil K000989460
Jan 1, 1991 Prance, G.T. [9660], Brazil K000989459
Jan 1, 1991 Krukoff, B.A. [7840], Brazil K000989446
Jan 1, 1989 Irwin, H.S. [48103], Brazil K000989450
Jan 1, 1989 Krukoff, B.A. [8151], Brazil K000989447
Jan 1, 1989 Prance, G.T. [7913], Brazil K000989449
Jan 1, 1989 Prance, G.T. [7642], Brazil K000989451
Jan 1, 1985 Anderson, W.R. [12180], Brazil K000989463
Jan 1, 1982 Krukoff, B.A. [5269], Brazil K000989452
Jan 1, 1982 Krukoff, B.A. [1652], Brazil K000989448
Jan 1, 1982 Krukoff, B.A. [6254], Brazil K000989456
Jan 1, 1982 Krukoff, B.A. [5564], Brazil K000989454
Jan 1, 1982 Krukoff, B.A. [5564], Brazil K000989453
Jan 1, 1982 Krukoff, B.A. [6254], Brazil K000989457
Jan 1, 1980 Prance, G.T. [10222], Brazil K000989458
Milliken, W. [1820], Brazil K000989462
Milliken, W. [M. 655], Brazil K000989464

First published in Fl. Peruv. 2: 22 (1799)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

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

  • Bernal, R., Galeano, G., Rodríguez, A., Sarmiento, H. & Gutiérrez, M. (2017). Nombres comunes de las plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/
  • 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
  • Kew Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) https://www.kew.org/science/data-and-resources/tools-and-services/medicinal-plant-names-services in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org
  • Romero Castañeda, R. (1961). Plantas útiles de Colombia. Volumen I. San Juan Eudes, Bogotá.

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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