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This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia (Arauca, Boyacá, Cundinamarca). It is used as an ornamental plant.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Endémica y nativa en Colombia; Alt. 2760 - 3700 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, arbusto

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Distribution
Endemic from Colombia.
Morphology General Habit
Herb.
Ecology
Alt. 3700 - 2760 m.

[UPB]
Use Environmental Ornamentals
Leaves - Ornamental (Galvis & Morales 2010).

Native to:

Colombia

Spanish
Frailejón.

Espeletia chocontana Cuatrec. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Revista Acad. Colomb. Ci. Exact. 4: 164 (1941)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Galvis-Rueda, M., Morales, M.E. (2010). Páramos de Boyacá, Flora representativa. (1st ed.). Tunja Corporación Autónoma Regional de Boyacá.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
ColPlantA database
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