also called, quelite de venado, lapandzi, lapantsi, átlapántsin, aclapanchis

Jesús Hoyos Hernández on his blog (1) speaks of this herb. It is not very well known and can be confused with papalo as it is similar in appearance although, according to Jesús, its aroma and taste is very different. This plant has previously been identified as P.punctatum but P.pringlei, P.ruderale, P.nutans and P.calcicola have also been put forward as contenders.


Tlapanche is well known in La Mixteca (1). It is said that if you want to find this herb then you must look in the red earth in the corners and valleys of La Sierra (2).

  1. La Mixteca is a cultural, economic and political region in Western Oaxaca and neighbouring portions of Puebla, Guerrero in south-central Mexico, which refers to the home of the Mixtec people. The region includes the districts of Juxtlahuaca, Silacayoapam, Huajuapan, Coixtlahuaca, Teposcolula, Tlaxiaco and Nochixtlán.
  2. The mountains
Images of Porophyllum punctatum via Coisas Inusuales
This plant is certainly a contender

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