Espeletia uribei Cuatrec.

First published in Mutisia 16: [1] (1953)
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 unspecified medicinal disorders, as an ornamental plant and a medicine and has environmental uses and social uses.

Descriptions

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]

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 1900–3700 m a.s.l. Endemic to Colombia. Colombian departments: Bogotá DC, Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Huila, Meta.
Habit
Shrub, Small tree.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC. National Red List of Colombia (2021): LC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, native grassland, artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Frailejón
[UPFC]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Distribution
Endemic from Colombia.
Conservation
Least concern.
Morphology General Habit
Shrub.
Ecology
Alt. 1900 - 3700 m.
[UPB]

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. 1900 - 3700 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto, arbolito
Conservation
Preocupación menor
[CPLC]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/134498866/134650550

Conservation
LC - least concern
[IUCN]

Uses

Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
Use Social
Social uses.
[UPFC]

Use Environmental Ornamentals
Leaves - Dry leaves used for ornamental purposes (Galvis & Morales 2010).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).
[UPB]

Common Names

Spanish
Frailejón.

Sources

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    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
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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
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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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    • Copyright applied to individual images
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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