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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to N. Argentina. It is used to treat muscular-skeletal system disorders, infection and unspecified medicinal disorders, as an ornamental plant and a soil improver and for revegetation.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa y cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 1500 - 3400 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Árbol
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 1500 - 3400 m.
Distribution
Native and cultivated in Colombia.
Morphology General Habit
Tree.
Vernacular
Huauyu.

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[UPB]
Use Environmental Ornamentals
Live plant (in situ) - Ornamental (Carvajal et al. 2014).
Use Environmental Revegetation
Live plant (in situ) - Used for ecological restoration (Carvajal et al. 2014).
Use Environmental Soil Improvers
Live plant (in situ) - Used as a soil improver (Carvajal et al. 2014).
Use Materials Other Materials
Entire plant - Used to make shoes, pens and wooden boxes (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
Use Materials Tannins Dyestuffs
Bark - Tannins obtained from the bark are used in the leather industry (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Materials Wood
Used to make grinders and cutlery (Linares 1994). Used for marquetry and musical instruments (López-Camacho et al 2016). Used for turned wood. Used for veneers (Carvajal et al. 2014). Entire plant - Used for furniture (Ortiz et al. 2015, López-Camacho et al 2016). Used for shoe making and mouldings (Carvajal et al. 2014).
Use Medicines Infections & Infestations
Leaves - Used in the treatment of fever (Carvajal et al. 2014).
Use Medicines Muscular-Skeletal System Disorders
Leaves - Used in the treatment of rheumatism (Carvajal et al. 2014).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).

Native to:

Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Panamá, Peru, Venezuela

English
Alder
Spanish
Aliso, chaquito, fresno, rambrón, cerezo real, lamabrón, chaquiro, chaquero, cerezo, lambrón.

Alnus acuminata Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

First published in F.W.H.von Humboldt, J.A.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 2: 20 (1817)

Accepted by

  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Bernal, R., Galeano, G., Rodríguez, A., Sarmiento, H. & Gutiérrez, M. (2017). Nombres comunes de las plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/
  • López-Camacho, R., Pulido, E., Diaz, J. (2016). APP Especies Maderables Versión 2 [online application software]. Retrieved from http://itunes.apple.com
  • Ortiz, E., Pava de la, R., García, R., Cortés, A. (2015). Retratos agroecológicos de huertas y jardines de la microcuenca del río Curubital. Jardín Botánico de Bogotá José Celestino Mutis, Colombia.
  • Kew's Economic Botany collection in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org/2016/
  • Carvajal, L., Ariza, W., Caro, L., Valero, N. (2014). Especies forestales representativas del Sur Oriente de Boyacá. Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia
  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humbodlt (2014). Plantas alimenticias y medicinales nativas de Colombia. 2567 registros, aportados por: Castellanos, C. (Contacto del recurso), Valderrama, N. (Creador del recurso, Autor), Castro, C. (Proveedor de metadatos), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor). Versión 11.0. http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=ls_colombia_magnoliophyta_2014
  • Florez-Cárdenas, G., Núñez-Izquierdo, O. L., Núñez-Izquierdo, M. M., Ramírez-Mesa, M., & Zusunaga-Quintana, J. A. (2010). 100 Plantas útiles del páramo del Rabanal: Guía para comunidades rurales. Bogotá: Instituto Alexander von Humboldt - CAR - Corpoboyac
  • Linares, E. (1994). Inventario preliminar de las plantas utilizadas para elaborar artesanías en Colombia. Vniversitas Scientarium. Vol 2: 1-38

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Berendsohn, W.G., Gruber, A.K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. (2009). Nova silva cusatlantica. Árboles nativos e introduciados de El Salvador. Parte 1: Angiospermae - Familias A a L Englera 29-1: 1-438.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Science Photographs
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Neotropikey
Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
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Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
ColPlantA database
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