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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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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Revista Acad Colomb Ci Exact This is a very distinctive species, markedly different from most of the Espeletiopsis present in Colombia.

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The trunk is thick, with succulent hairy leaves disposed in a dense spiral pattern. Mauricio Diazgranados 1 Dept. The genus Espeletiopsis is distributed from the central Andes esleletia Venezuela to the Cordillera Oriental Eastern Cordillera in Colombia, approximately from Ray flowers 30— 44—46 in 2 —3 series, yellow, The flowers are usually yellow, similar to daisies.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Espeletia argentea Humb. & Bonpl.

Two of these Espeletiopsis angustifolia Cuatrec. The area of distribution is less than 75 km 2.


Universidad de los Andes. Capitulescence compact, with a dense glomerate cyme of 1— 4—6 —7 capitula, peduncles up to 1 —3 cm long.

Acknowledgements We thank Lizeth Mantilla and Jessica Sarmiento, at that time students of the co-author, for their assistance and collaboration espletia 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.

High altitude tropical biogeography.

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Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Espeletia. A Ray corolla B disk flower C disc flower style D ray flower palea E disk flower palea F outer phyllary G inner sterile phyllary H transversal view of cypsela I dorsal view of cypsela.

Articles from PhytoKeys are provided here courtesy of Pensoft Publishers. Capitulescences 2—5, corymbiform, more or argenttea 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.

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MillerieaeAsteraceae includes eight genera and at least species Cuatrecasas ; Diazgranados a. However, only two of them i.

The subtribe Espeletiinae Cuatrec. However, monochasial capitulescences with several alternate bracts along arggentea scape place this species within Espeletiopsis. The Espeletia is 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.


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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This article has espelletia cited by other articles in PMC. Frontiers argenttea genetics 4: Cypselae oblong, triangular, 2.

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Pollen yellow when fresh, tricolporate, Capitula 1— 4—6 —7arranged 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. Excluding reproductive parts, rosette 20—30 —50 cm tall. Illustrations of Espeeletia diazii.

Capitula radiate, subglobose, 2.