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an introduction to medicinal and useful plants in the Amazonian region of Perú

 

 

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bibliographic references for this site

plants are organized alphabetically by name
most commonly used in the Peruvian Amazon.

Most do not have standard English common names.

Botanical name is italicized.

 

achiote Bixa orellan

alacransilloHeliotropium indicum

aguajilloHelosis guyannensis

aguaje

Mauritia flexuosa

ajo sacha

Mansoa alliacea

amasisa

Erythrina fusca

amor seco

Bidens alb

angel sisa

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

ayahuasca

Banisteriopsis
caapi

barbasco

Lonchocarpus nicou

bolsa mullaca

Physalis angulata

bombanaje

Carludovica palmata

cacao

Theobroma cacao

café

Coffea
spp.

caimito

Chrysophyllum cainito

camalonga

Thevetia peruviana

camote

Ipomoea batatas

camu camu

Myrciaria dubia

caña de azúcar

Saccharum officinarum

caña brava

Costus scaber

capinurí

Maquira coriacera

capirona

Capirona spp.; Calycophyllum
spp.

carambola

Averrhoa carambola

cashu (marañón)

Anacardium occidentale

castaña

Bertholletia excelsa

catahua

Hura crepitans

cedro

Cedrela odorata

clavo
huasca

Tynnanthus
panurensis

chami

Mimosa pudica

coca

Erythroxylon coca

cocona

Solanum sessiliflorum

copaiba

Copaifera paupera

chacruna

Psychotria
spp.

chambira

Astrocaryum chambira

chiric sanango

Brunfelsia grandifolia

chuchuhuasi

Maytenus
macrocarpa

cordoncilloPiper spp.

cuma
ceba
Swartzia
brachyrachis

cumala
(epená)
Virola spp.

curaréChondrodendron tomentosum

escalera de monoBauhinia guianensis

flor de muerto

Asclepias curassavica

granadilla venenosa

Passiflora coccinea

guaraná

Paullinia cupana

guayaba

Psidium guajava

guaba

Inga edulis

guayusaguisador

Curcuma longa

hierba luisa

Cymbopogon citratus

huacapu

huacrapona

Iriartea deltoidea

Huama

Pistia stratiotes

huacrapona

Iriartea deltoidea

huasai

Euterpe oleracea

huingo

Cresentia cujete

huito

Genipa
americana

irapay

Lepidocaryum tenue

lacarto caspi

leche caspi

llanten

Plantago major

lupuna (ceiba; kapok)

Ceiba pentandra

malva

Malachra alceifolia

mango

Mangifera indica

mapacho

Nicotiana
spp.

motelo
sanango

Abuta
grandifolia

ñucñu pichana

Scoparia dulcis

huambisa;oco
yagé; chaliponga; chagrapangaa

Diplopterys cabrerana

ojé

Ficus insipida

icoja

Unonopsis floribunda

jaboncillo

Phytolacca rivinoides

jergón sacha

Dracontium loretense

leche caspi

Couma macrocarpa

maracuyá

Passiflora edulis

paico

Chenopodium ambrosioides

palo sangre paltaPersea americana

pampa oréganoLippia alba

pan de árbol

Artocarpus altilis

pandisho

Artocarpus altilis

papailla

Momordica charatia

papaya

Carica
papaya

pichana albahaca

Ocimum micranthum

piña

Ananas comosus

piñon blanco

Jatropha curcas

piñon negro

Jatropha gossyhpifolia

pona

Socratea exorrhiza

puca panga

Arrabidaea chica

remo
caspi

Aspidosperma
excelsum

renaquilla

Clusia rosea

retama amarilla

Senna reticulata

rosa sisa

Tagetes erecta

sacha culantro

Eryngium foetidum

sacha mango

Grias neuberthii

sangre
de grado

Croton
lechleri

Santa María

Lepianthes peltata

sapodilla

Manilkara zapota

shiringa

Hevea brasiliensis

shapumba

Selaginella
spp.

tagua

Phytelephas aequatorialis

tahuari

Tabebuia
serratifolia

tamamuri

Brosimum acutifolium

teta de vaca

Solanum mammosum

toé

Brugmansia
suaveolens

tumbo

Passiflora quadrangularis

ubos

Spondias mombin

ungurahui

Oenocarpus bataua

uña
de gato

Uncaria spp.

verbena

Verbena littoralis

verdolaga

Portulaca oleracea

yahuar piri piri

Eleutherine blubosa

yuca; cassava; manioc

Manihot esculenta

 

 

A
Selected Bibliography of the Amazon
recommended reading about
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