Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Caperonia angusta S.F. Blake
Catalog Number: US 716988
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. Pittier
Year Collected: 1915
Locality: Agricultural Experimental Station, Matias Hernandez, Panama, Central America
  • Holotype: Blake, S. F. 1924. J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 14: 288.
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Syntype for Caperonia panamensis Pax & K. Hoffm. in Engl.
Catalog Number: US 679707
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Verified from the card file of type specimens
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. Pittier
Year Collected: 1911
Locality: Chepo., Panama, Central America
  • Syntype: Pax, F. A. & Hoffmann, K. 1914. Pflanzenr. 52 (IV. 147.vii): 424.
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Holotype for Caperonia angusta S.F. Blake
Catalog Number: US 716988
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. F. Pittier
Year Collected: 1915
Locality: Agricultural Experimental Station, Matias Hernandez, Panama, Central America
  • Holotype: Blake, S. F. 1924. J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 14: 288.
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Syntype for Caperonia panamensis Pax & K. Hoffm. in Engl.
Catalog Number: US 679707
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Verified from the card file of type specimens
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. F. Pittier
Year Collected: 1911
Locality: Chepo., Panama, Central America
  • Syntype: Pax, F. A. & Hoffmann, K. 1914. Pflanzenr. 52 (IV. 147.vii): 424.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Whole plant: Boiled as a tea for a blood purifier and to treat dysentery in Guyana.

  • Austin, D.F. and G.R. Bourne. 1992. Notes on Guyana's medical ethnobotany. Economic Botany 46(3): 293-298.

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Notes

Common Names

Guyana: wild green tea.

  • Austin, D.F. and G.R. Bourne. 1992. Notes on Guyana's medical ethnobotany. Economic Botany 46(3): 293-298.

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Synonyms

Caperonia castaneifolia (L.) A. St. Hil.

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Comments: Name formerly spelled Caperonia castaniifolia (e.g., Kartesz, 1980; Adams, 1972).

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