Genus:
Duranta L.

Duranta mutisii L.f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia to NW. Venezuela. It is used as animal food and a medicine and has environmental uses.

[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
cacho de venado, choca, cruceto, cucaná, cucanao, cúcane, cúcano, cucas, espino, espino blanco, espino cruz, espino de garbanzo, espino negro, espino tabio, garbancillo, guapante, guapanto, guayabito

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 1300–3500 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Bogotá DC, Boyacá, Caldas, Cundinamarca, Huila, Norte de Santander, Quindío, Santander, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Shrub, Tree, Climbing.
Conservation
National Red List of Colombia (2021): Potential LC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, native grassland, wetlands (inland), desert, artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Cucas, Cucuná, Espino negro

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Conservation
Not Evaluated.
Morphology General Habit
Shrub.
Ecology
Alt. 1300 - 3500 m.

[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. 1300 - 3500 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto, árbol, trepadora
Conservation
Preocupación Menor

[UPFC]
Use Animal Food
Used as animal food.
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

[UPB]
Use Animal Food
Infructescences - Eaten by birds (Carvajal et al. 2014). Flowers visited by hummingbirds (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010). Leaves - A nocturnal moth (Rothschildia aricea) feeds on the leaves and produces good quality silk (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
Use Environmental
Live plant (in situ) - Soil conservation (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010, Carvajal et al. 2014). Live plant (in situ) - Used for ecological restoration (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010, Carvajal et al. 2014).
Use Environmental Boundary Barrier Support Plants
Live plant (in situ) - Used as a barrier (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010, Carvajal et al. 2014).
Use Environmental Erosion Control
Live plant (in situ) - Erosion control (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010 (Carvajal et al. 2014).
Use Environmental Ornamentals
Live plant (in situ) - Ornamental (Carvajal et al. 2014).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Materials Wood
Used to make tools and utensils (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016, Instituto Humboldt 2014).

Native to:

Colombia, Venezuela

Spanish
Cruceto, espino, guapanto, garbancillo, cucas, espino de Bogotá, espino negro, cucuná.

Duranta mutisii L.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 1, 1859 Spruce, R. [6042], Ecuador K000202286 No
Spruce, R. [6042], Ecuador K000202287 Yes
Cooper, J.L. [6007], Costa Rica K000487113 Yes
Haught, O. [6097], Colombia Duranta sprucei var. breviracemosa K000487109 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Suppl. Pl.: 291 (1782)

Accepted by

  • (2020). https://doi.org/10.3417/2020581 epublication.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

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

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

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