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  1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Alternanthera Forssk.
      1. Alternanthera brasiliana (L.) Kuntze

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders.

    [UPB]

    The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

    Ecology
    Alt. 0 - 2500 m.
    Habit
    Herb.
    Distribution
    Naturalised in Colombia.
    [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
    Naturalizada en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 2500 m.; Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Valle del Cauca.
    Habit
    Hierba
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [UPB]
    Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
    Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016, Instituto Humboldt 2014).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Andaman Is., Assam, Benin, Cambodia, Cameroon, East Himalaya, Florida, Gambia, Hawaii, Jawa, Malaya, Marquesas, Pitcairn Is., Society Is., South China Sea, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is.

    Synonyms

    Common Names

    Spanish
    Iscancel chiquito, escancé gigante.

    Other Data

    Alternanthera brasiliana (L.) Kuntze appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2008 Henicka, G.S. [34], Mato Grosso K000578453
    Jun 1, 2007 Darbyshire, I. [4], Cameroon K000190757
    May 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [1776], Cameroon K000051089
    Jan 1, 1988 Cid Ferreira, C.A. [4763], Brazil K001207312
    Harley, R.M. [22708], Brazil K001207333
    Harley, R.M. [20842], Brazil K001207334
    Harley, R.M. [20522], Brazil K001207335
    Ball, J. [s.n.], Brazil K001207358
    Ball, J. [s.n.], Brazil K001207367
    Silva, M. [2235], Brazil K001207304
    Ratter, J.A. [6340], Brazil K001207314
    Giulietti, A.M. [CFCR/1227], Brazil K001207310
    Pirani, J.R. [CFCR 1918], Brazil K001207311
    Orlandi, R. [PCD635], Brazil K001207280
    Irwin, H.S. [22837], Brazil K001207302
    Irwin, H.S. [48770], Brazil K001207313
    Ule, E. [8116], Brazil K001207294
    Ule, E. [9034], Brazil K001207295
    Salzmann [s.n.], Brazil K001207364
    Eiten, G. [4460], Brazil K001207305
    Eiten, G. [4077/B], Brazil K001207306
    Glocker [s.n.] K001207363
    Glocker [s.n.], Brazil K001207365
    Preston, T.A. [s.n.], Brazil K001207327
    Silva, G.P. [2426], Brazil K001207283
    Fonseca, W.N. [376], Brazil K001207336
    Lima, L. [342], Brazil K001207301
    Riedel [25], Brazil K001207360
    Riedel [137], Brazil K001207361
    Riedel [1677], Brazil K001207362
    Krukoff, B.A. [1161], Brazil K001207293
    Archer, W.A. [7709], Brazil K001207290
    Burchell, W.J. [8817], Brazil K001207328
    Miers, J. [3619], Brazil K001207356
    Goodenough [s.n.] K001207326
    Lowe, J. [4281], Brazil K001207309
    Mori, S. [12847], Brazil K001207332
    Teixeira, L.O.A. [364], Brazil K001207287
    Appun, C. [1665], Guyana K001207319
    Way, M.J. [SWM2426], Brazil K001207285
    Williams, L.O. [7133], Brazil K001207289
    Nascimento, M.S.B. [35], Brazil K001207296
    Nascimento, M.S.B. [125], Brazil K001207298
    Nascimento, M.S.B. [28], Brazil K001207299
    Alcoforado, F.G. [482], Brazil K001207282
    Alcoforado, F.G. [316], Brazil K001207297
    Forzza, R.C. [3181], Brazil K001207281
    Prance, G.T. [5880], Brazil K001207330
    Bolland [12], Brazil K001207292
    Stutts, J.G. [812], Brazil K001207337
    Fernandes, D. [79], Brazil K001207291
    Traill, J.W.H. [695], Brazil K001207318
    Regnell, A.F. [III/214], Brazil K001207357
    Forero, E. [7052], Brazil K001207303
    Glaziou, A. [10014], Brazil K001207325
    Gardner [2295], Brazil K001207307
    Gardner [2295], Brazil K001207308
    Gardner [s.n.], Brazil K001207324
    Lemos, J.R. [177], Brazil K001207279
    s.coll. [s.n.], Brazil K001207317
    s.coll. [1852], Brazil K001207321
    s.coll. [s.n.], Brazil K001207359
    Burchell [9006], Brazil K001207322
    Burchell [7215], Brazil K001207323
    Burchell [7315], Brazil K001207329
    Burchell [755], Brazil K001207368
    Burchell [825], Brazil K001207369
    Claussen [s.n.], Brazil K001207366
    Nascimento, M.S. [529], Brazil K001207300
    Spruce, R. [s.n.], Brazil K001207315
    Spruce, R. [824], Brazil K001207316
    Spruce, R. [s.n.], Brazil K001207331
    Melo, R. [1403], Brazil K001207284
    Boland, G. [s.n.], Brazil K001207288

    Bibliography

    First published in Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 537 (1891)

    Accepted by

    • Pedersen, T.M. (2016). Flora del Paraguay 46: 1-258. Editions des Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la ville de Genève.
    • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
    • de Moura Júnior, E.G. & al. (2015). Updated checklist of aquatic macrophytes from Northern Brazil Acta Amazonica 45: 111-132.
    • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Leti, M., Hul, S., Fouché, J.-G., Cheng, S.K. & David, B. (2013). Flore photographique du Cambodge: 1-589. Éditions Privat, Toulouse.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Ramos Senna, L., Giulietti, A.M. & Rapini, A. (2010). Flora da Bahia: Amaranthaceae - Amaranthoideae e Gomphrenoideae Sitientibus Sérrie Ciências Biológicas 10: 3-73.
    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 4: 1-559. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
    • 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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
    • Grierson, A.J.C. & Long, D.G. (1984). Flora of Bhutan 1(2): 189-462. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
    • Van Steenis, C.G.G.J. (ed.) (1948-1954). Flora Malesiana 4: 1-631. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.

    Literature

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

    • 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
    • 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 Backbone Distributions

    • Pedersen, T.M. (2016). Flora del Paraguay 46: 1-258. Editions des Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la ville de Genève.
    • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
    • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.
    • de Moura Júnior, E.G. & al. (2015). Updated checklist of aquatic macrophytes from Northern Brazil Acta Amazonica 45: 111-132.
    • Leti, M., Hul, S., Fouché, J.-G., Cheng, S.K. & David, B. (2013). Flore photographique du Cambodge: 1-589. Éditions Privat, Toulouse.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • GBIF (2008-continuously updated). Global Biodiversity Information Facility http://www.gbif.org/.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 4: 1-559. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
    • 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.
    • Grierson, A.J.C. & Long, D.G. (1984). Flora of Bhutan 1(2): 189-462. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Science Photographs
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Neotropikey
    Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    ColPlantA database
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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