Taxon: Alchornea castaneifolia (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) A. Juss.

 
Genus: Alchornea
Family: Euphorbiaceae
  Subfamily: Acalyphoideae
      Tribe: Alchorneeae
        Subtribe: Alchorneinae
Nomen number: 430340
Place of publication: Euphorb. gen. 42. 1824
Name Verified on: 28-Jan-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Jan-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • oeirana  (Source: F Neotrop) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • orana  (Source: F Neotrop) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jarito  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Colombia)
  • ocalatillo  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Colombia)
  • sará  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Paraguay)
  • hiporuro  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Peru)
  • hiporuro macho  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Peru)
  • ipururo  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Peru)
  • lagarto sacha  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Peru)
  • yaco-chichua  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Peru)
  • aliso branco  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Venezuela)
  • jarizo  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Venezuela)

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Amazonas, - Bahia, - Maranhao, - Mato Grosso, - Para
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Formosa; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Peru - Huanuco, - Loreto, - San Martin, - Ucayali

References:

  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Secco, R. de S. 2004. Alchorneae (Euphorbiaceae) - (Alchornea, Aparisthmium e Conceveiba) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 93:66-74.
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. 1995- (F VenGuay)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74. 1996, 1999 (L Argent)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Alchornea castaneifolia (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) A. Juss. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.