Espeletia tunjana Cuatrec.

First published in Revista Acad. Colomb. Ci. Exact. 3: 433 (1940)
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 as a medicine.

Descriptions

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 2000 - 3600 m.
Distribution
Endemic from Colombia.
Morphology General Habit
Herb.
Conservation
Endangered.
[UPB]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/134498856/134650545

Conservation
EN - endangered
[IUCN]

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. 2000 - 3600 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, arbusto
Conservation
En Peligro
[CPLC]

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 2000–3600 m a.s.l. Endemic to Colombia. Colombian departments: Boyacá.
Habit
Herb, Shrub.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): EN B1ab(iii). National Red List of Colombia (2021): EN B1ab(iii).
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, native grassland, desert, artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Frailejón
[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]

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).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).
[UPB]

Use Medicines
Medical uses.
[UPFC]

Common Names

Spanish
Frailejón de Tunja.

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
    • https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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