Espeletia argentea 1, × 1,; KB. 0 references. taxon name. Espeletia argentea. taxon author · Aimé Bonpland · year of taxon name publication. Espeletia argentea is a species of plants with 41 observations. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Espeletia (family Compositae). The record Espeletia argentea f. phaneractis () Cuatrec .

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Two of these Espeletiopsis angustifolia Cuatrec. The trunk is thick, with succulent hairy leaves disposed in a dense spiral pattern. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Espeletia praesidentis Diazgranados Espeletia pycnophylla Cuatrec. Revista Acad Colomb Ci Exact Taxonomy Espeletiopsis diazii M.

Espeletia argentea Humb. & Bonpl. — The Plant List

Abaxial face with loose indumentum, silvery or whitish, with hairs up to 2 mm long; costa more prominent than from adaxial face, secondary nerves invisible. However, only two of them i. Espeketia genus Espeletiopsis is distributed from the central Andes of Venezuela to the Cordillera Oriental Eastern Cordillera in Colombia, approximately from National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.


Received Oct 4; Accepted Dec The subtribe Espeletiinae Cuatrec.

In the monograph of EspeletiinaeCuatrecasas treated seven of these genera in detail, but Espeletiopsis remained untreated. Other Espeletiinae found in the area are: This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Currently the genus contains 22 species, two varieties, three forms and three described hybrids Diazgranados a. Universidad de los Andes. Cypselae oblong, triangular, 2. Capitulescence spreading, of 15—20 cm in diameter, with 20—40 capitula, peduncles adgentea cm long.

Only five species are found in Venezuela four of them endemic to the countrywhereas Colombia has 18 species.

American Journal of Botany Mauricio Diazgranados 1 Dept. Illustrations of Espeletiopsis diazii.

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Articles from PhytoKeys are provided here courtesy of Pensoft Publishers. This genus is diagnosed by axillary, monochasial, corymbiform-paniculate capitulescences, with branches, leaves and bracts spirally alternate, and involucres with gradual transition from sterile outer phyllaries to fertile inner phyllaries Cuatrecasas Click here to view.

Species of Espeletiopsis have not been studied thoroughly. Retrieved from ” https: According to CuatrecasasEspeletiopsis represents a derived line of evolution within Espeletiinaebeing mainly adapted to lower elevations. Author information Article notes Copyright and Epeletia information Disclaimer. Leaf sheaths narrowly-oblong, 2. However, monochasial capitulescences with several alternate bracts along the scape place this species within Espeletiopsis.


Distribution map showing collections for Espeletiopsis diazii red circlesEspeletiopsis santanderensis blue squares and Espeletiopsis caldasii green triangles. Fertile bracts linear or narrowly triangular, 2—2. This activity continues, despite the Colombian government declaring it illegal.

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Frontiers in genetics 4: The Espeletia is well known for contributing to argehtea world in water sustainability by capturing water vapor from passing clouds in its spongy trunk and releasing it through the roots into the soil [ citation needed ]thus helping to create vast high-altitude subterranean water deposits and lakes that will eventually form rivers. MillerieaeAsteraceae includes eight genera and at least species Cuatrecasas ; Diazgranados a. With an estimated age of 2—4 million years Van der Hammen et al.

Espeletia Mutis ex Bonpl.