Genus:
Clethra L.

Clethra fagifolia Kunth

This species is accepted, and its native range is Venezuela to Ecuador. It is has environmental uses, as animal food and for firewood, fuel and revegetation.

[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
ahuyamo, ajicillo, carbonero, cargagua, chiriguaco, estoraque negro, guayabo colorao, madredeagua, manzano montañero

[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.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 1500–3420 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Bogotá DC, Boyacá, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Huila, Magdalena, Meta, Nariño, Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Quindío, Risaralda, Santander, Tol
Habit
Shrub, Tree.
Conservation
National Red List of Colombia (2021): Potential LC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, native grassland, desert, artificial - terrestrial.

[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).

[UPFC]
Use Animal Food
Used as animal food.
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Fuel
Used for fuels.

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

  • 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

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

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.
  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

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