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This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia (Boyacá, Santander). It is used to treat pain, muscular-skeletal system disorders and unspecified medicinal disorders and as an ornamental plant.

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Distribution
Endemic from Colombia.
Morphology General Habit
Herb.
Ecology
Alt. 2900 - 3900 m.
Conservation
Vulnerable.

[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. 2900 - 3900 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, arbusto
Conservation
Vulnerable

[UPB]
Use Environmental Ornamentals
Leaves - Ornamental (Galvis & Morales 2010).
Use Materials Gums Resins
Exudates - Resin used as incense (Galvis & Morales 2010).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Medicines Muscular-Skeletal System Disorders
Used in folk medicine (Galvis & Morales 2010).
Use Medicines Pain
Used in medicines to alleviate pain (Galvis & Morales 2010).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).

Native to:

Colombia

Spanish
Frailejón blanco.

Espeletia incana Cuatrec. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Revista Acad. Colomb. Ci. Exact. 3: 435 (1940)

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.
  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humbodlt (2014). Plantas alimenticias y medicinales nativas de Colombia. 2567 registros, aportados por: Castellanos, C. (Contacto del recurso), Valderrama, N. (Creador del recurso, Autor), Castro, C. (Proveedor de metadatos), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor). Versión 11.0. http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=ls_colombia_magnoliophyta_2014

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
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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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