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Taxon: Alchornea latifolia Sw.

Genus: Alchornea
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Acalyphoideae
Tribe: Alchorneeae
Subtribe: Alchorneinae
Nomen number: 415151
Place of publication: Prodr. 98. 1788
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 21-Oct-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Oct-1999
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • gargantilla  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Colombia)
  • canelito  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Honduras)
  • cabeza de mico  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Mexico)
  • carne de caballo  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Mexico)
  • hoja ancho  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Mexico)
  • palo de puta  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Mexico)
  • palo mujer  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Mexico)
  • toxcata  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Mexico)
  • huampo  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Peru)
  • machete vaina  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Peru)
  • sapotillo  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Peru)
  • sarziella caspi  (Source: F Neotrop) - Spanish (Peru)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • Mexico (s.)

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Martinique, United States, [Puerto Rico] Virgin Islands (British) [Tortola]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela [Tachira]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amazonas]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


  1. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45 (L Peru)
  2. Burger, W. C., ed. Flora costaricensis. (F CostaR)
  3. Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (L Euphorb)
  4. Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. (F PuertoR)
  5. Missouri Botanical Garden W³Tropicos (on-line resource). (TROPICOS)
  6. Secco, R. de S. 2004. Alchorneae (Euphorbiaceae) - (Alchornea, Aparisthmium e Conceveiba) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 93:56, 103-108.
  7. Webster, G. L. & M. J. Huft 1988. Revised synopsis of Panamanian Euphorbiaceae Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75:1101.
  8. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

Check other web resources for Alchornea latifolia Sw. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=415151. Accessed 16 June 2019.