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Useful Temperate Plants

Hoffmannseggia erecta

Phil.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Hoffmannseggia falcaria andicola Hook. & Arn.

Hoffmannseggia patagonica Speg.

Hoffmannseggia nana Chodat & Wilczek

Common Name:

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General Information

Hoffmannseggia erecta is a low-growing perennial plant producing a cluster of stems from a woody rootstoc, it grows around 4 - 25cm tall[
1494
Title
Sinopsis de Caesalpinia y Hoffmannseggia (Leguminosae - Caesalpinioideae) de Sudamérica
Publication
Darwinia 34(1-4); 299-348, 1996
Author
Ulibarri E.A.
Publisher
 
Year
1996
ISBN
0011-6793
Description
 
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The plant is harvested fom the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1494
Title
Sinopsis de Caesalpinia y Hoffmannseggia (Leguminosae - Caesalpinioideae) de Sudamérica
Publication
Darwinia 34(1-4); 299-348, 1996
Author
Ulibarri E.A.
Publisher
 
Year
1996
ISBN
0011-6793
Description
 

Range

S. America,- Chile, Argentina

Habitat

Dry, sandy or stony soils; at elevations from 140 - 3,200 metres in Argentina.

Properties

Edibility Rating *
HabitShrub
Height0.20 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Hoffmannseggia erecta is a plant of warm temperate to subtropical regions of Argentina and Chile growing in a subarid climate.

Edible Uses

An unrecorded plant part of this plant is reportedly eaten after being gathered from the wild in Patagonian Argentina[
1438
Title
Food Plants in the Americas: A Survey of the Domesticated, Cultivated, and Wild Plants Used for Human Food in North,
Publication
 
Author
Kermath B.M.; Bennett B.C.' Pulsipher L.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
A pre-publication draft of an amazing, on-going work first started in 1985. It contains information on more than 3,900 taxa from the Americas - from Arctic regions to the Tropics
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2019-07-21. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Hoffmannseggia+erecta>

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