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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Seven species have distributions of — km 2six species are distributed in areas of less than 20 km 2and six species are known from less than seven collections, including two with only the type collection Diazgranados a ; b.

Edpeletia yellow when fresh, tricolporate, The flowers are usually yellow, similar to daisies. Libanothamnus Ernst Tamania Cuatrec. Other Espeletiinae found in the area are: In addition to general morphology and reports in inventories and floras, six species have studies on anatomy Carlquist ; Ortega ; Rock ; Torres de Ricardisix on chemistry Bohlmann et al.

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Acknowledgements We thank Lizeth Mantilla and Jessica Sarmiento, at that time students of the co-author, for their assistance and collaboration during the collecting xrgentea Jan Barber, Vicki Funk and Mick Richardson for their constant support in the description of the new species of Espeletiinaeand Lauren Merchant for the illustrations. Marcescent leaves help protect the plants from cold.


Excluding reproductive parts, rosette 20—30 —50 cm tall.

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Frontiers in genetics 4: Only five species espeeltia found in Venezuela four of them endemic to the countrywhereas Colombia has 18 species. Leaf sheaths narrowly-oblong, 2. Published online Dec University of Maryland, College Park. Vuilleumier F, Monasterio M.

frailejon plateado (espeletia argentea)

Discussion Espeletiopsis diazii is a very distinctive species. Disc flowers with corolla lobes glabrescent or with a few hairs. Ray flowers 30— 44—46 in 2 —3 series, yellow, Currently the genus contains 22 species, two varieties, three forms and three described hybrids Diazgranados a. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. However, monochasial capitulescences with several alternate bracts along the scape place this species within Espeletiopsis.

According to CuatrecasasEspeletiopsis represents a derived line of evolution within Espeletiinaebeing mainly adapted to lower elevations. High altitude tropical biogeography.

The genus Espeletiopsis is distributed from the central Andes of Venezuela to the Cordillera Oriental Eastern Cordillera in Colombia, approximately from From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Capitulescences 2—5, corymbiform, more or less coetaneous, axillary, emerging from the upper nodes, twice longer than the leaves, 15— 25—45 —60 cm long; indumentum abundant, lanose-sericeous white towards the base, becoming lanose whitish-yellowish towards the distal portion.


Espeletiopsis caldasii has capitulescences monocephalous, and Espeletiopsis santanderensis has capitulescences spreading Fig. Mauricio Diazgranados 1 Dept. Cypselae oblong, triangular, 2. Ann Naturhist Mus Wien Two of these Espeletiopsis angustifolia Cuatrec. A Fragment of anther with pollen grains B pollen grain C disc flower style with pollen grains D papillae of outer side of stigmatic branches, showing pollen grains.

Espeletia Mutis ex Bonpl. This activity continues, despite the Colombian government declaring it illegal.

American Journal of Botany Capitulescence compact, with a dense glomerate cyme of 1— 4—6 —7 capitula, peduncles up to 1 —3 cm long.

Capitulescence spreading, of 15—20 cm in diameter, with 20—40 capitula, peduncles 3—7 cm long. Species of Espeletiopsis have not been studied thoroughly. A Ray corolla B disk flower C disc flower style D ray flower palea E disk argentae palea F outer phyllary G inner sterile phyllary H transversal view of cypsela I dorsal view of cypsela. Capitula radiate, subglobose, 2. Espeletiacommonly known as ‘frailejones’, is a genus of perennial subshrubs, in the sunflower family.

Sessile rosette of whitish appearance, related to Espeletiopsis santanderensisbut with smaller leaves, capitulescence compact with a dense glomerate cyme of 1— 4—6 —7 capitula and short peduncles, and disc flowers with corolla lobes glabrescent.