1. Family: Basellaceae Raf.
    1. Genus: Ullucus Caldas
      1. Ullucus tuberosus Caldas

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peru to Argentina (Jujuy). It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders, as a vegetable and for food.

    [UPB]

    The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

    Ecology
    Alt. 2250 - 3400 m.
    Habit
    Herb.
    Distribution
    Native and cultivated 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
    Nativa y cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 2250 - 3400 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Hierba, trepadora
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [UPB]
    Food
    'Roots' - edible (Granados-Tochoy et al. 2007, Parra et al. 2012, State of the World's Plants 2016).
    Vegetables
    Leaves - Eaten in salads or cooked to make an indigenous soup (Parra et al. 2012).
    Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
    Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Peru

    Introduced into:

    Chile North, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela

    Common Names

    Spanish
    Chuguas, rubas, chuguas grises, chuguas rojas, ulluco, ullucu, chugua, ruba, chuagua.

    Ullucus tuberosus Caldas appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Lean, M. [4], Peru K000640681

    First published in Semanar. Nueva Granada: 185 (1809)

    Accepted by

    • Eriksson, R. (2007). A synopsis of Basellaceae Kew Bulletin 62: 297-320.

    Literature

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    • Kew's Economic Botany collection in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org/2016/
    • 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
    • Granados-Tochoy, J. C., Lastra-Romero, C. A., Correa-Casas, M., & Monsalve, D. (2007). Estudio florístico de la agrobiodiversidad del municipio de Garagoa (Valle de Tenza, Boyacá, Colombia). Instituto Alexander von Humboldt, Bogotá.
    • Toscano-González, J. Y. (2006). Uso tradicional de plantas medicinales en la vereda San Isidro, municipio de San José de Pare-Boyacá: Un estudio preliminar usando técnicas cuantitativas. Acta Biológica Colombiana, 11(2), 137-146.
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Eriksson, R. (2007). A synopsis of Basellaceae Kew Bulletin 62: 297-320.

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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 2019. 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 2019. 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

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