Espeletia oswaldiana S.Díaz

First published in Mutisia 32: 1 (1970)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Colombia (Boyacá). It is a subshrub or shrub and grows primarily in the montane tropical biome. It is used to treat pain and muscular-skeletal system disorders and as a medicine.

Descriptions

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/134497128/134650455

Conservation
CR - critically endangered
[IUCN]

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]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Distribution
Endemic from Colombia.
Conservation
Critically endangered.
Morphology General Habit
Herb.
Ecology
Alt. 2500 - 3015 m.
[UPB]

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 2500–3015 m a.s.l. Endemic to Colombia. Colombian departments: Boyacá.
Habit
Herb, Shrub.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): CR B2ab(iii). National Red List of Colombia (2021): CR B2ab(iii).
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, native grassland, artificial - terrestrial.
[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. 2500 - 3015 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, arbusto
Conservation
En Peligro Crítico
[CPLC]

Uses

Use Medicines Muscular-Skeletal System Disorders
Exudates - Resin from stem and leaves is used in the treatment of rheumatism (Galvis & Morales 2010).
Use Medicines Pain
Used in medicines to alleviate pain (Galvis & Morales 2010).
[UPB]

Use Medicines
Medical uses.
[UPFC]

Common Names

Spanish
Frailejón de Oswaldo.

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
  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
    • https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
  • 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
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    • 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/