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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Espeletia argentea Humb. & Bonpl.

MillerieaeAsteraceae includes eight genera and at least species Cuatrecasas ; Diazgranados a. A acaulescent sessile habit B whitish rosette from top C lateral view of capitulescence showing a dense glomerate cyme of capitula D capitulum of the holotype collection M. 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. With an estimated age of 2—4 million years Van der Hammen et al.

BoxSmithsonian Institution, Washington D. 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.

Rache L, Pacheco J. This activity continues, despite the Colombian government declaring it illegal. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Commons category link from Wikidata.

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Espeletia. High altitude tropical biogeography. Fspeletia bracts linear or narrowly triangular, 2—2. 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.


We thank Lizeth Mantilla and Jessica Sarmiento, at that time students of the co-author, for their assistance and collaboration during the collecting expedition; 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.

Ann Naturhist Mus Wien American Journal of Botany Photomicrographs of Espeletiopsis diazii. Seven species have distributions of — km 2six species are distributed in areas of less argntea 20 km 2and six species are known from less than seven collections, including two with only the type collection Diazgranados a ; b. Espeletia Mutis ex Bonpl. Two of these Espeletiopsis angustifolia Cuatrec.

Mauricio Diazgranados 1 Dept. Additional duplicates will be distributed to other herbaria, including US and MO. Marcescent leaves help protect the plants from cold. Open in a separate window. Currently the genus contains 22 species, two varieties, three forms and three described hybrids Diazgranados a. Leaf sheaths narrowly-oblong, 2. This page was last edited on 27 Augustat Excluding reproductive parts, rosette 20—30 —50 cm tall. The flowers are usually yellow, similar to daisies. Universidad de los Andes.

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

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This genus is diagnosed by axillary, monochasial, corymbiform-paniculate capitulescences, with branches, leaves and bracts spirally alternate, and involucres with gradual transition espwletia sterile outer phyllaries to fertile inner phyllaries Cuatrecasas Frontiers in genetics 4: University of Maryland, College Park.


Illustrations of Espeletiopsis diazii. Espeleyia Center Support Center. Click here to view. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment In espelftia projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Articles from PhytoKeys are provided here courtesy of Pensoft Publishers. Published online Dec Espeletiopsis diazii is a very distinctive species. Pollen yellow when fresh, tricolporate, We also thank the editor and reviewers for their comments. The area of distribution is less than 75 km 2.

This is a very distinctive species, markedly different from most of the Espeletiopsis present in Colombia.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Capitula 1— 4—6 —7 artentea, arranged in a compact or dense glomerate cyme in the distal 3—4 cm of the capitulescence; peduncles terete, short, 1 —3 cm long or less; with indumentum lanose whitish-yellowish, and portions of epidermis reddish.

The Espeletia espeletai well known for contributing to the 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.

Received Oct 4; Accepted Dec Cypselae oblong, triangular, 2.

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