1. Family: Cyatheaceae Kaulf.
    1. Genus: Cyathea Sm.
      1. Cyathea caracasana (Klotzsch) Domin

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Panama to Guyana and Ecuador, Greater Antilles. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders and has environmental uses.

    [UPB]

    The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

    Distribution
    Native from Colombia.
    Ecology
    Alt. 1200 - 4200 m.
    [UPB]
    Erosion Control
    Live plant (in situ) - Soil conservation in cloud forests (Carvajal et al. 2014). Live plant (in situ) - Used for conservation of high elevation mountain soils (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
    Ornamentals
    Live plant (in situ) - Ornamental (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010, Carvajal et al. 2014).
    Other Environmental Uses
    Live plant (in situ) - Ecological importance (Galvis & Morales 2010).
    Soil Improvers
    Stems - The base of the stem is used for fertiliser (Carvajal et al. 2014).
    Materials
    Used for crafts (Carvajal et al. 2014).
    Unspecified Materials Chemicals
    Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
    Wood
    The trunk is used for timber (Galvis & Morales 2010). Used for construction (Carvajal et al. 2014).
    Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
    Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guyana, Jamaica, Panamá, Venezuela

    Common Names

    Spanish
    Helecha, palma helecha, palma boba, helecho arbóreo, helecho.

    Cyathea caracasana (Klotzsch) Domin appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sodiro [6/1], Ecuador Cyathea sodiroi K000590000 syntype

    First published in Pteridophyta: 262 (1929)

    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
    • 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
    • Galvis-Rueda, M., Morales, M.E. (2010). Páramos de Boyacá, Flora representativa. (1st ed.). Tunja Corporación Autónoma Regional de Boyacá.

    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/