1. Family: Betulaceae Gray
    1. Genus: Alnus Mill.
      1. Alnus acuminata Kunth

        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.
    Habit
    Árbol
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [UPB]

    The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

    Ecology
    Alt. 1500 - 3400 m.
    Distribution
    Native and cultivated in Colombia.
    Habit
    Tree.
    Vernacular
    Huauyu.
    [UPB]
    Ornamentals
    Live plant (in situ) - Ornamental (Carvajal et al. 2014).
    Revegetation
    Live plant (in situ) - Used for ecological restoration (Carvajal et al. 2014).
    Soil Improvers
    Live plant (in situ) - Used as a soil improver (Carvajal et al. 2014).
    Other Materials
    Entire plant - Used to make shoes, pens and wooden boxes (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
    Tannins Dyestuffs
    Bark - Tannins obtained from the bark are used in the leather industry (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
    Unspecified Materials Chemicals
    Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
    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).
    Infections & Infestations
    Leaves - Used in the treatment of fever (Carvajal et al. 2014).
    Muscular-Skeletal System Disorders
    Leaves - Used in the treatment of rheumatism (Carvajal et al. 2014).
    Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
    Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).

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    Distribution

    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

    Common Names

    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.

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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

    Neotropikey
    Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
    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/