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Yerba porosa (Porophyllum ruderale)

Ketumbar bolivia or yerba porosa (Porophyllum ruderale) is a plant species, upright, reddish purple stems, green leaves, tubular flowers, branches, up to 2 meters high and aromatic fragrant leaves used as salsa spices.

P. ruderale has scattered leaves in a spiral and 0.5-3 cm long stem. Hairless strands, elliptical to round eggs, 1-7 cm wide, 0.5-2.5 cm long, a bone in the middle, a narrow base along the stalk and several pore-like glandular holes at the edges.

Dlium Yerba porosa (Porophyllum ruderale)


Compound flowers in long nodules such as tubes 2-2.5x6-10 mm. Sitting in the terminal or in the armpit of the leaf, containing up to 30 flowers, 2-5 cm long stalks that swell at the end. Crown tube is narrow, 1-1.5 cm long, yellowish green with brownish purple tips and 5 short strands.

Hard fruit, 6-8 mm long and narrow, striped and very fine haired with a pappus up to 1 cm long. Yerba porosa grows wild on damp land that is damp, rich in sunlight or rather shady, rice fields in the mountains and abandoned lands in the lowlands.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Tageteae
Genus: Porophyllum
Species: Porophyllum ruderale
Subspecies: Porophyllum ruderale ssp. macrocephalum
Varieties: Porophyllum ruderale var. ruderale

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