When time and funding permit, each flower (each plant species) will have its own page, and its own PDF, and eventually its own PPT so that professors and students have plenty of material on Guatemala (and Honduras, etc) to study.

Heliconia adflexa, Coban, Guatemala, Hotel Monja Blanca, FLAAR, by Nicholas Hellmuth

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we have recently found and photographed.

Reports by FLAAR Mesoamerica
on Flora & Fauna of Parque Nacional Yaxha Nakum Naranjo
Peten, Guatemala, Central America

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Bibliography on Dorstenia contrajerva, Contrahierba

PDF, Articles, Books on Dorstenia contrajerva

  • CASTILLO, Claudia, OSORIO, Annabella, PAZ, Ana and Armando CÁCERES
  • n.d.
  • Actividad moduladora del sistema del complemento de diez plantas medicinales nativas de Guatemala. Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas y Biológicas, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. Vol. 3, No. 1. Pages 30-34.

    Available Online:
  • DÍAZ, Carlos and Kristian FLORES
  • 2015
  • Descripción morfoanatómica e histoquímica de dos variedades de Dorstenia contrajerva nativas de Guatemala. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. 110 pages.

    Available Online:
  • JIMÉNEZ, Maria, ALAMILLA, Lorena, and Gabriel GUTIÉRREZ
  • 2014
  • Las plantas medicinales de México como fuente de compuestos activos contra la leishmaniasis. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Farmacéuticas. Vol. 45, No. 2. Pages 19-30.

    Available Online:
  • OCAMPO, Rafael
  • 1994
  • Domesticación de plantas medicinales en Centroamérica. CATIE. 132 pages.


Suggested webpages with photos and information on Dorstenia contrajerva

Map location and photos.


Information and photos.



First posted, July 2018
Bibliography prepared by Marcella Sarti, FLAAR Mesoamerica


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