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This species is accepted, and its native range is Venezuela to Ecuador. It is used as animal food and for firewood and revegetation.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[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. 1500 - 3420 m.; Andes, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto, árbol
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 1500 - 3420 m.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Morphology General Habit
Shrub.

[UPB]
Use Animal Food
Eaten by animals (Carvajal et al. 2014).
Use Environmental Revegetation
Live plant (in situ) - Used for ecological restoration (Carvajal et al. 2014). Live plant (in situ) - Used in restoration ecology for soil recovery (Carvajal et al. 2014).
Use Fuel Fuelwood
Used for fuelwood (Carvajal et al. 2014).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Materials Wood
Used for poles (Carvajal et al. 2014).

Native to:

Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela

Spanish
Manzano, amarillo blanco, amarillo blandito.

Clethra fagifolia Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1965 Purdie, W. [s.n.], Jamaica K000537187 holotype
Jan 1, 1964 Moritz [1501], Venezuela K000537161
Jan 1, 1964 Purdie, W. [s.n.], Colombia K000537162
Jan 1, 1964 Linden, I. [689], Colombia K000537160 isotype
Jan 1, 1964 Linden, I. [689], Colombia K000537160 isotype
Jan 1, 1964 Linden, I. [689], Colombia K000537160 isotype
Nov 1, 1908 Linden [1695], Cuba K000537180
Gardner, G. [472], Brazil K000537175

First published in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 3: 289 (1819)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.

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

  • Carvajal, L., Ariza, W., Caro, L., Valero, N. (2014). Especies forestales representativas del Sur Oriente de Boyacá. Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K000537187
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K000537160
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K000537180
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K000537175
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K000537161
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K000537162

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

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
ColPlantA database
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/