Hidalgoa ternata

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Hidalgoa ternata
Hidalgoa ternata
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Heliantheae
Genus: Hidalgoa
Species: H. ternata
Binomial name
Hidalgoa ternata
La Llave

Hidalgoa ternata is a flowering plant in the Heliantheae tribe, of the Asteraceae family. It is found in areas of the tropics in the Americas. [1] [2]


The plant is native to southern Mexico, Central America, and northwestern South America. [3]

It is common in montane cloud forests in Costa Rica, such as in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.


Hidalgoa ternata is a hemi-epiphytic vine. [2]

It is distinguished by its deep orange flowers and ternate leaves. [2]

Previous species classifications[edit]

Previously used botanical names for the species Hidalgoa ternata include: [4]

  • Hidalgoa breedlovei - Sherff — Mexico.
  • Hidalgoa lessingii - DC. — Mexico.
  • Hidalgoa pentamera - Sherf — Mexico.
  • Hidalgoa steyermarkii - Sherff
  • Melampodium hidalgoa - DC.
  • Melampodium ternatum - Sherff



It is a medicinal plant, used in certain herbal medicine traditions. [5]


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