Family:
Lauraceae Juss.
Genus:
Ocotea Aubl.

Ocotea heterochroma Mez & Sodiro

This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia to Peru. It is used for food.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 2500–3500 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Bogotá DC, Cauca, Quindío, Tolima, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Tree.
Conservation
National Red List of Colombia (2021): NT.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, native grassland, artificial - terrestrial.

[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
jigua blanco, laurel chaquiro

[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
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 2500 - 3500 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Árbol
Conservation
Casi Amenazada

[UPFC]
Use Food
Used for food.

Native to:

Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Ocotea heterochroma Mez & Sodiro appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier, sér. 2, 5: 239 (1905)

Accepted by

  • van der Werff, H. (2013). Studies in Andean Ocotea (Lauraceae) II. Species with hermaphrodite flowers and densely pubescent lower leaf surfaces, occuring above 1000 meters in altitude Novon 22: 336-370.
  • van der Werff, H. (2014). Studies in Andean Ocotea (Lauraceae) III. Species with hermaphroditic flowers and moderately pubescent or glabrous leaves occuring above 1000 m in altitude Novon 23: 336-380.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • 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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • van der Werff, H. (2013). Studies in Andean Ocotea (Lauraceae) II. Species with hermaphrodite flowers and densely pubescent lower leaf surfaces, occuring above 1000 meters in altitude Novon 22: 336-370.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R., & Celis, M. (eds.). (2020). Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia. v1.1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dataset/Checklist. https://doi.org/10.15472/7avdhn
  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • FPI (2021). Food Plants International. https://fms.cmsvr.com/fmi/webd/Food_Plants_World?homeurl=https://foodplantsinternational.com/plants/
  • GBIF.org (2021). GBIF species matching tool. https://www.gbif.org/tools/species-lookup
  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt (2019). Lista de especies vedadas por la resolución 213 de 1977. 8256 especies. http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=le_plantaspriorizadas_2019

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0