Genus:
Clethra L.

Clethra fimbriata Kunth

This species is accepted, and its native range is W. South America. It is used as animal food and a medicine, has environmental uses and for fuel.

[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. 1830 - 3700 m.; Andes, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 1830–3700 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Bogotá DC, Boyacá, Caldas, Cesar, Cundinamarca, Magdalena, Norte de Santander, Quindío, Santander.
Habit
Shrub.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, native grassland, desert, artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Azafrán, Manzano

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 1830 - 3700 m.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Morphology General Habit
Shrub.

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

[UPB]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
Use Animal Food
Aerial parts eaten by animals (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
Use Environmental Boundary Barrier Support Plants
Live plant (in situ) - Used for barriers (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
Use Environmental Other Environmental Uses
Live plant (in situ) - Used for conservation of water resources (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
Use Fuel Fuelwood
Used for fuelwood (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Materials Wood
Used for carpentry (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
Use Medicines Infections & Infestations
Bark - Used in the treatment of fever (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).

Native to:

Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Spanish
Manzano, azafrán.

Clethra fimbriata Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1964 Linden, I. [1321], Colombia K000537170 isotype
Jan 1, 1964 Hartweg [s.n.], Ecuador K000537169 holotype

First published in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 3: 290 (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.
  • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741. Missouri Botanical Garden.

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

  • 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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741. Missouri Botanical Garden.

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
  • IUCN (2021). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2021-2. https://www.iucnredlist.org.
  • Zusunaga, J., Ramírez, M., Flórez, G., Núñez, O., Núñez, M., & Ramírez, L. (2011). 100 plantas útiles del páramo Rabanal (1ra ed.). Instituto Alexander von Humboldt, CAR, CORPOBOYACA, CORPOCHIVOR.

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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

  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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  • Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

    ColPlantA database
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