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Useful Temperate Plants

Porophyllum pausodynum

B.L.Rob. & Greenm.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Porophyllum brachypodum B.L.Rob.

Common Name:

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General Information

Porophyllum pausodynum is a shrub with stems branching above.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1169
Title
Monograph of the plant genus Porophyllum (Compositae: Helenieae).
Publication
University of Kansas Science Bulletin 48 225-257
Author
Johnson R.R.
Publisher
 
Year
1969
ISBN
 
Description
An in-depth treatment of the genus Porophyllum

Range

Southern N. America - northern Mexico

Habitat

Crevices of exposed rocks

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Porophyllum pausodynum is native to the semi-arid region of subtropical northern Mexico.
Requires a sunny position in a well-drained soil.
The aromatic oils, which are contained largely in the pores or glands that are especially plentiful on the leaves, produce a strong odour when the foliage is bruised, broken, or heated. Cures, real or fancied, that are attributed to various species of Porophyllum are probably largely due to either the soothing properties of the oils or the imagination by the patient that anything that is so odoriferous must be beneficial[
1169
Title
Monograph of the plant genus Porophyllum (Compositae: Helenieae).
Publication
University of Kansas Science Bulletin 48 225-257
Author
Johnson R.R.
Publisher
 
Year
1969
ISBN
 
Description
An in-depth treatment of the genus Porophyllum
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is used to alleviate headaches[
411
Title
Trees and Shrubs of Mexico
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol 23
Author
Standley P.C.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution; Washington
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
Although dated, it contains a wealth of information on the trees and shrubs of Mexico, including many of their uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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1169
Title
Monograph of the plant genus Porophyllum (Compositae: Helenieae).
Publication
University of Kansas Science Bulletin 48 225-257
Author
Johnson R.R.
Publisher
 
Year
1969
ISBN
 
Description
An in-depth treatment of the genus Porophyllum
].
The leaves, stems, or roots are generally heated in water to make a strong tea which is taken internally or applied externally[
1169
Title
Monograph of the plant genus Porophyllum (Compositae: Helenieae).
Publication
University of Kansas Science Bulletin 48 225-257
Author
Johnson R.R.
Publisher
 
Year
1969
ISBN
 
Description
An in-depth treatment of the genus Porophyllum
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2019-11-13. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Porophyllum+pausodynum>

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