1. Family: Cyatheaceae Kaulf.
    1. Genus: Dicksonia L'Hér.
      1. Dicksonia sellowiana Hook.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical America. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders.

    [UPB]

    The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

    Ecology
    Alt. 1500 - 3800 m.
    Distribution
    Native from Colombia.
    [UPB]
    Materials
    Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
    Other Materials
    'Roots' - Used to make figures and flowerpots (Linares 1994).
    Unspecified Materials Chemicals
    Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
    Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
    Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Common Names

    Spanish
    Helecho, palma boba.

    Dicksonia sellowiana Hook. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2013 Miguel, L.M. et al [72], Argentina K000501709
    Jan 1, 2013 Miguel, L.M. et al [72], Argentina K000501710
    Jan 1, 2012 Glaziou, M. [11718], Brazil K000501529
    Spruce, R. [5366], Ecuador K000006842
    Miers, J. [232], Brazil K000589712 Unknown type material
    Tonduz, A. [11789], Costa Rica K000894776 Unknown type material
    Sellow [s.n.], Brazil K000589710
    Werckle, C. [s.n.], Costa Rica K000894778 isotype
    Werckle, C. [s.n.], Costa Rica K000894777 isotype
    Martius, von [s.n.], Brazil K000589711 Unknown type material
    Dicksonia karsteniana K000589713
    Lindig [229], Colombia Dicksonia karsteniana K000589714
    Sodiro, L. [s.n.], Ecuador Dicksonia sellowiana var. karsteniana K000894779
    Spruce, R. [4728], Peru Dicksonia spruceana K000006839 Unknown type material
    Spruce, R. [4728bis], Peru Dicksonia spruceana K000006840 Unknown type material
    Spruce, R. [4728], Peru Dicksonia spruceana K000006841 Unknown type material

    First published in Sp. Fil. 1: 67 (1844)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). World Ferns: Checklist of Ferns and Lycophytes of the World Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    • 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
    • Kew Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) https://www.kew.org/science/data-and-resources/tools-and-services/medicinal-plant-names-services in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org
    • Linares, E. (1994). Inventario preliminar de las plantas utilizadas para elaborar artesanías en Colombia. Vniversitas Scientarium. Vol 2: 1-38

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    ColPlantA database
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/