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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
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Jan-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

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;

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amazonas, Bahia, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Peru [Huánuco, Loreto, San Martín, Ucayali]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Formosa] Paraguay


  1. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  2. Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae
  3. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  4. Secco, R. de S. 2004. Alchorneae (Euphorbiaceae) - (Alchornea, Aparisthmium e Conceveiba). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 93:66-74.
  5. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995-. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Note: Missouri Botanical Garden & Timber Press
  6. Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996, 1999. 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.

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.
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=430340. Accessed 16 July 2020.