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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Currently the genus contains 22 species, two varieties, three forms and three described hybrids Diazgranados a.

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This activity continues, despite the Colombian government declaring it illegal. The laminae lack pseudopetioles and the sheaths are oblong, rectangular, not broadening toward the base, the features being rare in Espeletiopsis but characteristic of Espeletia sect. The trunk is thick, with succulent hairy leaves disposed in a dense spiral pattern. Seven species have distributions of — km 2six arventea 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.

Excluding reproductive dspeletia, rosette 20—30 —50 cm tall. Ray flowers 30— 44—46 in 2 —3 series, yellow, Photomicrographs argenttea Espeletiopsis diazii. However, only two of them i. Published online Dec The remaining eight species, all from Colombia, have yellow ligulae: National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Commons category link from Wikidata. Click here to view. Fertile bracts linear or narrowly triangular, 2—2.


With a total distribution area of less than 75 km 2this species is probably critically endangered or imperiled. 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. However, monochasial capitulescences with several alternate bracts along the scape place this species within Espeletiopsis.

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The new species is closely related to Espeletiopsis caldasii and Espeletiopsis santanderensisbut differs in having 1— 4—6 —7 capitula, with very short peduncles, and capitula arranged in a compact or densely glomerate cyme. A acaulescent sessile habit B lateral view of a section of the capitulescence, showing the long peduncles of the capitula C rosette from the top D capitulescence spreading and rosette M.

Disc flowers with corolla lobes glabrescent or with a few hairs.

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Cypselae oblong, triangular, 2. Open in a separate window. Frontiers in genetics 4: American Journal of Botany Distribution map showing collections for Espeletiopsis diazii red circlesEspeletiopsis santanderensis blue squares and Espeletiopsis caldasii green triangles.

Additional duplicates will be distributed to other herbaria, including US and MO. Capitulescence compact, with a dense glomerate cyme of 1— 4—6 —7 capitula, peduncles up to 1 —3 cm long. Espeletia Mutis ex Bonpl.

frailejon plateado (espeletia argentea)

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Espeletia. Taxonomy Espeletiopsis diazii M. Capitulescence spreading, of 15—20 cm in diameter, with 20—40 capitula, peduncles 3—7 cm espeleta.


Support Center Support Center. Ann Naturhist Mus Wien Other Espeletiinae found in the area are: Espeletiopsis caldasii has capitulescences monocephalous, and Espeletiopsis santanderensis has capitulescences spreading Fig. Abaxial face with loose indumentum, silvery or whitish, esleletia hairs up to 2 mm long; costa more prominent than from adaxial face, secondary nerves invisible. Received Oct 4; Accepted Dec The most studied species are Espeletiopsis corymbosa Humb.

Collections were made under the permit No. 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.

BoxSmithsonian Institution, Washington D. This is a very distinctive species, markedly espeletiz from most of the Espeletiopsis present in Colombia. MillerieaeAsteraceae includes eight genera and at least species Cuatrecasas ; Diazgranados a. Articles from PhytoKeys are provided here courtesy of Pensoft Publishers.

Pollen yellow when fresh, tricolporate, Only five species are found in Venezuela four of them endemic to the countrywhereas Colombia has 18 species.

Marcescent leaves help protect the plants from cold. University of Maryland, College Park.

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