Synonym. Duhamelia patens (Jacq.) Pers. Synonym. Duhamelia sphaerocarpa ( Ruiz & Pav.) Pers. Synonym. Hamelia brachystemon Wernham. Synonym. Hamelia patens Jacq. (Rubiaceae) is an ornamental plant grown almost worldwide in warm, moist areas. Firebush is used in herbal medicine to treat athlete’s. Many medicinal herbs are used in folk medicine without taking into account their toxicity. Hamelia patens Jacq. (Rubiaceae), a Mexican endemic species.

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Fruit subglobose or ellipsoid, mm in diameter, red when unripe, and black when ripe.

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Can include ecosystem services. Hummingbirds are attracted by its flowers and other birds feed on the fruitboth of which will also forage on small insects found in the vicinity, helping to keep down pests. Does not include hamelai distribution, which is covered under Habitat. Or, Login with your user account:.

Despite its somewhat scraggy appearance, this is a valuable garden tree in warmer climates and even in temperate ones, as long as the soil remains above freezing. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hamelia patens. Shrub or tree 1- 6 m tall. Document parens search options Title. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives.


African Plants – A Photo Guide – Hamelia patens Jacq.

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The plant is claimed to have cytostatic activity Rev Cubana Med Trop 31 2: Hamelia patens is a large perennial shrub or small tree in the coffee family, Rubiaceaethat is native to the American subtropics and tropics.

Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation. Checklists specific search options Observed during. The aerial parts contain phenylpropanoids: These flowers are also fed on by butterflies, such as the statira sulphur Aphrissa statirawhich pagens attracted to red flowering plants.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A preliminary phytochemical screening of the leaf revealed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, steroids and tannins.

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The entire plant contains indole alkaloids: Since some parts of plants could be toxic, might induce side effects, or might have interactions with certain drugs, anyone intending to use them or their products must first consult with a physician or another qualified health care professional. There is no hameila information documenting the safety of medicinal use in children or in women during pregnancy or breast feeding.


Hamelia patens

Firebush has orangish-red tubular flowerswhich recruit hummingbirds and butterflies for pollination. Botanical description Shrub or tree 1- 6 m tall. Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you.

The aqueous extract from the leaf and stem, undiluted, was active in vitro against Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Serratia marcescens and Shigella flexneri. List Duhamelia gamelia Willd.

User specific search options User. Use of soap made with the plant, in a clinical study, induced improvement and accelerated the healing of wounds