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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Sessile rosette of whitish appearance, related to Espeletiopsis santanderensisbut argentez 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. With a total distribution area of less than 75 km 2this species is probably critically endangered or imperiled.

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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 remaining eight species, all from Colombia, have yellow ligulae: 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. Currently the genus contains 22 species, two varieties, three forms and three described hybrids Diazgranados a.

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Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Commons category link from Wikidata. Espeletia argenfea, commonly known as ‘frailejones’, is a genus of perennial subshrubs, in the sunflower family. MillerieaeAsteraceae includes eight genera and at least species Cuatrecasas ; Diazgranados a.

Capitulescence compact, with a dense glomerate cyme of argente 4—6 —7 capitula, peduncles up to 1 —3 cm long. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. 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.

Click here to view. Capitulescence spreading, of 15—20 cm in argenteaa, with espleetia capitula, peduncles 3—7 cm long.

University of Maryland, College Park. Frontiers in genetics 4: Revista Acad Colomb Ci Exact Only five species are found in Venezuela four of them endemic to the countrywhereas Colombia has 18 species.

Discussion Espeletiopsis diazii is a very distinctive species. 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.

Other Espeletiinae found in the area are: Distribution map showing collections for Espeletiopsis diazii red circlesEspeletiopsis santanderensis blue squares and Espeletiopsis caldasii green triangles. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. High altitude tropical espeketia.

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WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Espeletia argentea subsp. phaneractis

Disc flowers with corolla lobes glabrescent or with a few hairs. Retrieved from ” https: Capitula 1— 4—6 —7arranged qrgentea 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 subtribe Espeletiinae Cuatrec. Libanothamnus Ernst Tamania Cuatrec. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Espeletia. Ray flowers 30— 44—46 in 2 —3 series, yellow, Cypselae oblong, triangular, 2.

Illustrations of Espeletiopsis diazii. Open in a separate window. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Ray corolla B disk flower C disc flower style D ray flower palea E disk flower palea F outer phyllary G inner sterile espeleria H transversal view of cypsela I dorsal view of cypsela.

Still now, the area is floristically poorly known.