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Frailejon Espeletia schultzii

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Millerieae
Subtribus: Espeletiinae
Genus: Espeletia
Species: Espeletia schultzii
Varietates: E. s. var. bractilobata – E. s. var. mucurubana – E. s. var. subparamuna

Espeletia schultzii Wedd., Chlor. andina 1:63. 1856

Espeletia corymbosa Sch. Bip. ex Wedd

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Northern South America
Venezuela (Merida, Tachira, Trujillo)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Weddell, H.A., Chloris Andina 1:63. 1856


Hassler, M. 2018. Espeletia schultzii. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Feb. 23. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Espeletia schultzii. Published online. Accessed: Feb. 23 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Espeletia schultzii in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Feb. 23. 2018. Espeletia schultzii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 23 Feb. 2018.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Espeletia schultzii in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
español: frailejón

Espeletia schultzii is a high altitude shrub endemic to the Andes of Venezuela.

"The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 6 February 2015.

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