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Useful Temperate Plants

Dalea foliolosa

(Aiton) Barneby

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Dalea citriodora (Cav.) Willd.

Dalea platystegia S.Schauer

Dalea roseola (Rydb.) R.S.Cowan

Parosela citriodora (Cav.) Rose

Parosela polyphylla (M.Martens & Galeotti) Rose

Parosela roseola Rydb.

Psoralea citriodora Cav.

Psoralea citrodora Sessé & Moc.

Psoralea foliolosa Aiton

Dalea citrina (Rydb.) Bullock

Dalea vernicia (Rose) Greenm.

Parosela citrina Rydb.

Parosela vernicia Rose

Dalea polyphylla M.Martens & Galeotti

Common Name:

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General Information

Dalea foliolosa is a variable annual plant usually growing 10 - 100cm tall[
1359
Title
Daleae Imagines; An Illustrated Revision of ERRAZURIZIA Philippi, PSOROTHAMNUS Rydberg, MARINA Liebmann, and DALEA L
Publication
Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden Vol 27 pp 1 - 892, 1977
Author
Barneby R.C.
Publisher
The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York
Year
1977
ISBN
0-89327-001-6
Description
A very detailed treatment of the genera Errazurizia, Psorothamnus, Marina and Dalea
]. The plant can either branch from the base, the stems then being diffuse and assurgent; or be simple and paniculately branching from near or well above the middle of the stem[
1359
Title
Daleae Imagines; An Illustrated Revision of ERRAZURIZIA Philippi, PSOROTHAMNUS Rydberg, MARINA Liebmann, and DALEA L
Publication
Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden Vol 27 pp 1 - 892, 1977
Author
Barneby R.C.
Publisher
The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York
Year
1977
ISBN
0-89327-001-6
Description
A very detailed treatment of the genera Errazurizia, Psorothamnus, Marina and Dalea
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
,
1359
Title
Daleae Imagines; An Illustrated Revision of ERRAZURIZIA Philippi, PSOROTHAMNUS Rydberg, MARINA Liebmann, and DALEA L
Publication
Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden Vol 27 pp 1 - 892, 1977
Author
Barneby R.C.
Publisher
The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York
Year
1977
ISBN
0-89327-001-6
Description
A very detailed treatment of the genera Errazurizia, Psorothamnus, Marina and Dalea

Range

C. America - Honduras, Guatemala, north to northern Mexico

Habitat

Dry, often weedy places, becoming colonial along highways, in fields, in disturbed and over-grazed brushland, on a variety of volcanic and sedimentary substrata; mostly at elevations from 1,550 - 2,500 metres[
1359
Title
Daleae Imagines; An Illustrated Revision of ERRAZURIZIA Philippi, PSOROTHAMNUS Rydberg, MARINA Liebmann, and DALEA L
Publication
Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden Vol 27 pp 1 - 892, 1977
Author
Barneby R.C.
Publisher
The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York
Year
1977
ISBN
0-89327-001-6
Description
A very detailed treatment of the genera Errazurizia, Psorothamnus, Marina and Dalea
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.60 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Dalea foliolosa is found wild from the temperate highlands of northern Mexico to the tropical regions at lower elevations from Mexico to Guatemala and Honduras[
1359
Title
Daleae Imagines; An Illustrated Revision of ERRAZURIZIA Philippi, PSOROTHAMNUS Rydberg, MARINA Liebmann, and DALEA L
Publication
Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden Vol 27 pp 1 - 892, 1977
Author
Barneby R.C.
Publisher
The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York
Year
1977
ISBN
0-89327-001-6
Description
A very detailed treatment of the genera Errazurizia, Psorothamnus, Marina and Dalea
].

The crushed foliage has a strong smell of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)[
1359
Title
Daleae Imagines; An Illustrated Revision of ERRAZURIZIA Philippi, PSOROTHAMNUS Rydberg, MARINA Liebmann, and DALEA L
Publication
Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden Vol 27 pp 1 - 892, 1977
Author
Barneby R.C.
Publisher
The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York
Year
1977
ISBN
0-89327-001-6
Description
A very detailed treatment of the genera Errazurizia, Psorothamnus, Marina and Dalea
].
This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria; these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[
1309
Title
The Leguminosae; A Source Book of Characteristics, Uses and Nodulation
Publication
 
Author
Allen O.N.; Allen E.K.
Publisher
University of Wisconsin
Year
1981
ISBN
0-333-32221-5
Description
An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant (especially the essential oil) is antiinflammatory and hypoglycaemic[
1360
Title
Chemical profile, nutraceutical and anti-phytobacterial properties of the essential oil from Dalea foliolosa (Fabace
Publication
Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture. 2017. 29(9): 724-728
Author
Villa-Ruano N.; Pacheco-Hernández Y.; Rubio-Rosas E.; Zarat
Website
http://www.ejfa.me/
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
doi: 10.9755/ejfa
Description
 
]. An infusion of the plant is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes[
1360
Title
Chemical profile, nutraceutical and anti-phytobacterial properties of the essential oil from Dalea foliolosa (Fabace
Publication
Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture. 2017. 29(9): 724-728
Author
Villa-Ruano N.; Pacheco-Hernández Y.; Rubio-Rosas E.; Zarat
Website
http://www.ejfa.me/
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
doi: 10.9755/ejfa
Description
 
].
Applied topically, the plant is used to treat contusions and abrasions[
1360
Title
Chemical profile, nutraceutical and anti-phytobacterial properties of the essential oil from Dalea foliolosa (Fabace
Publication
Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture. 2017. 29(9): 724-728
Author
Villa-Ruano N.; Pacheco-Hernández Y.; Rubio-Rosas E.; Zarat
Website
http://www.ejfa.me/
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
doi: 10.9755/ejfa
Description
 
].

The plant yields 2.5 - 3.2% essential oil, characterized by a dominance of monoterpenes over sesquiterpenes and
aliphatic hydrocarbons. The principal compounds were cryptone (22 - 30%); linalool (10 - 17%); caryophyllene oxide (4 - 15%); ascaridole (4 - 8%) and beta-citronellol (3 - 7%)[
1360
Title
Chemical profile, nutraceutical and anti-phytobacterial properties of the essential oil from Dalea foliolosa (Fabace
Publication
Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture. 2017. 29(9): 724-728
Author
Villa-Ruano N.; Pacheco-Hernández Y.; Rubio-Rosas E.; Zarat
Website
http://www.ejfa.me/
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
doi: 10.9755/ejfa
Description
 
].
The essential oil has shown significant antioxidant, hypoglycaemic and antibacterial activities[
1360
Title
Chemical profile, nutraceutical and anti-phytobacterial properties of the essential oil from Dalea foliolosa (Fabace
Publication
Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture. 2017. 29(9): 724-728
Author
Villa-Ruano N.; Pacheco-Hernández Y.; Rubio-Rosas E.; Zarat
Website
http://www.ejfa.me/
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
doi: 10.9755/ejfa
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2018-12-15. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Dalea+foliolosa>

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