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This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia. It is has environmental uses and as a medicine.
Espeletia grandiflora Bonpl.

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Distribution
Endemic from Colombia.
Ecology
Alt. 2120 - 4100 m.
Morphology General Habit
Herb.

[UNAL]

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, trementinos, tabaqueros, orejas de burro, tabaquillos

[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. 2120 - 4100 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, arbusto
Conservation
Preocupación menor

[UPB]
Use Environmental Ornamentals
Leaves - Ornamental (Galvis & Morales 2010).
Use Environmental Other Environmental Uses
Live plant (in situ) - Grows in the paramo (alpine tundra) (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 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 Immune System Disorders
Used in liquid medicines in the treatment of asthma (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
Use Medicines Muscular-Skeletal System Disorders
Exudates - Resin from leaves and stems is used in the treatment of rheumatism (Galvis & Morales 2010). Used in poultices (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010). Exudates - Used in the treatment of broken bones (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
Use Medicines Pain
Used in medicines to alleviate earache (Galvis & Morales 2010).
Use Medicines Respiratory System Disorders
Leaves - Used in liquid medicines in the treatment of bronchitis (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
Use Medicines Sensory System Disorders
Exudates - Used to make ear drops (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).

Native to:

Colombia

Spanish
Frailejón, carraco, monje encapuchado, orejas de burro, tabaqueros, tabaquillos, trementinos.

Espeletia grandiflora Bonpl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Pl. Aequinoct. 2(9): 11 (1808)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Florez-Cárdenas, G., Núñez-Izquierdo, O. L., Núñez-Izquierdo, M. M., Ramírez-Mesa, M., & Zusunaga-Quintana, J. A. (2010). 100 Plantas útiles del páramo del Rabanal: Guía para comunidades rurales. Bogotá: Instituto Alexander von Humboldt - CAR - Corpoboyac
  • 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

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

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

Universidad Nacional de Colombia
ColPlantA database
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Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
ColPlantA database
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/