1. Family: Acanthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Trichanthera Kunth
      1. Trichanthera gigantea (Bonpl.) Nees

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Panama to S. Tropical America. It is used as a medicine.

    [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.
    Habit
    Arbolito, árbol
    Conservation
    Preocupación Menor
    [UPB]

    The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

    Ecology
    Alt. 0 - 2000 m.
    Distribution
    Native from Colombia.
    Habit
    Tree.
    [UPB]
    Infections & Infestations
    Stems and leaves - Used in liquid medicines or in baths in the treatment of skin infections (Cadena-González 2010).
    Inflammation
    Stems and leaves - Used in liquid medicines or in baths (Cadena-González 2010).
    Nutritional Disorders
    Stems and leaves - Used in liquid medicines (Cadena-González 2010).
    Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
    Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016, Instituto Humboldt 2014).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Common Names

    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
    Edwards, P.J. [2649], Brazil K001032694
    Edwards, P.J. [2649], Brazil K001032697
    Ratter, J.A. [6207], Brazil K001032696
    Spruce, R. [3951], Peru K000202110
    Spruce, R. [3951], Peru K000202111
    Silva, N.T. [57808], Brazil K001032698
    Prance, G.T. [3980], Brazil K001032695
    Prance, G.T. [9336], Brazil K001032699
    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

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    • Milliken, W. (2015). Plants for malaria, plants for fever. In: State of the World's Plants 2016. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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
    • 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.
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • 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.

    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
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    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/