Espeletia glandulosa Cuatrec.

First published in Revista Acad. Colomb. Ci. Exact. 3: 434 (1940)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Colombia. It is a subshrub or shrub and grows primarily in the montane tropical biome. It is used to treat pain and as a medicine.

Descriptions

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 1990–3650 m a.s.l. Endemic to Colombia. Colombian departments: Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Norte de Santander, Santander.
Habit
Herb.
Conservation
National Red List of Colombia (2021): VU B1ab(iii).
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, native grassland, desert, artificial - terrestrial.
[UPFC]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
frailejón
[UNAL]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Distribution
Endemic from Colombia.
Morphology General Habit
Herb.
Ecology
Alt. 1990 - 3650 m.
[UPB]

Distribution
Found in Boyacá, Colombia.
[UPFC]

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. 1990 - 3650 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
Vulnerable
[CPLC]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/134499160/134650670

Conservation
VU - vulnerable
[IUCN]

Uses

Use Medicines
Medical uses.
[UPFC]

Use Medicines Pain
Used to treat earache (Galvis & Morales 2010). Used in medicines to alleviate pain (Galvis & Morales 2010).
[UPB]

Common Names

Spanish
Frailejón glanduloso.

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    • ColPlantA database
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

    • ColPlantA database
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/