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  1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Alibertia A.Rich. ex DC.
      1. Alibertia edulis (Rich.) A.Rich.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mexico to Tropical America. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders and for food.

    [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 en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 1200 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Islas Caribeñas, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Pacífico.
    Habit
    Arbusto, arbolito, árbol
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [UPB]

    The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

    Ecology
    Alt. 0 - 1200 m.
    Distribution
    Native from Colombia.
    Conservation
    Not Evaluated.
    Habit
    Shrub or tree.
    [UPB]
    Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
    Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).
    Food
    Food (State of the World's Plants 2016, Romero Castañeda 1961).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Synonyms

    Common Names

    Spanish
    Pera, perita.

    Other Data

    Alibertia edulis (Rich.) A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2008 Sasaki, D. [1893], Mato Grosso K000447982
    Brazil 40747.000
    Hatschbach, G. [66741], Brazil K001135273
    Thomas, W. [3897], Brazil K001135272
    Ratter, J.A. [8186], Brazil K001135251
    Ratter, J.A. [R/4017], Brazil K001135277
    Giulietti, A.M. [1636], Brazil K001135262
    Bautista, H.P. [3266], Brazil K001135261
    Assis, M.C. [134], Brazil K001135248
    Heringer, E.P. [14220], Brazil K001135230
    Silva, G.P. [1211], Brazil K001135249
    Silva, M.M. [132], Brazil K001135264
    Amaral, I.L. [882], Brazil K001135265
    Bridgewater, S. [712], Brazil K001135276
    Pott, A. [6888], Brazil K001135252
    Lleras, E. [P 16920], Brazil K001135270
    Rosa, N.A. [1154], Brazil K001135266
    Silva, F.C. [64], Brazil K001135267
    Prance, G.T. [6693], Brazil K001135555
    Prance, G.T. [24511], Brazil K001135269
    Delprete, P.G. [9150], Brazil K001135259
    Senna, L.R. [148], Brazil K001135260
    Groppo, M. Jr. [484], Brazil K001135275
    Jansen-Jacobs, M.J. [1885], Guyana K001135268
    Magenta, M. [351], Brazil K001135274
    Mexia, Y. [5999], Brazil K001135231
    Gomes-Klein, V.L. [3343], Brazil K001135229
    Vieira, R.F. [1665], Brazil K001135250
    Costa, M.F. [26], Brazil K001135263
    Lima, T.C.M. [29], Brazil K001135271

    Bibliography

    First published in Prodr. 4: 443 (1830)

    Accepted by

    • Hammel, B.E., Grayum, M.H., Herrera, C. & Zamora, N. (eds.) (2014). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 7: 1-840. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Borhidi, A. (2012). Rubiáceas de México, ed. 2: 1-608. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.
    • 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.
    • Delprete, P.G. (2010). Rubiaceae Flora dos estados de Goiás e Tocantins 40: 1-1610. Universidade Federal de Goiás.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Borhidi, A. (2006). Rubiáceas de México: 1-512. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.
    • Oliveira-Filho, A.T. (2006). Catálogo das Árvores nativas de Minas Gerais: 1-423. Editora UFLA, Lavas, Brasil.
    • Mendoza, H., Ramirez P., B.R. & Jimenez, L.C. (2004). Rubiaceae de Colombia: guia ilustrada de generos: 1-351. Instituto de Investigacion de Recursos Biologicos Alexander von Humboldt, Bogota, Colombia.
    • Berry, P.E., Yatskievych, K. & Holst, B.K. (eds.) in Steyermark, J., Berry, P.E., Holts, B.K. (eds). (2004). Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana 8: 1-874. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
    • Linares, J.L. (2003 publ. 2005). Lista comentado de los árboles nativos y cultivados en la República de El Salvador Ceiba; a Scientific and Technical Journal Published by Zamorano 44: 105-268.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Gonzalez, F., Nelson Diaz, J. & Lowry, P. (1995). Flora Illustrada de San Andrés y Providencia: 1-281. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Colombia.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

    • Survey of Economic Plants for Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (SEPASAL) http://apps.kew.org/sepasalweb/sepaweb in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org/2016/
    • 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
    • Romero Castañeda, R. (1961). Plantas útiles de Colombia. Volumen I. San Juan Eudes, Bogotá.

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Persson, C. & Delprete, P.G. (2017). The Aliberta Group (Gardenieae-Rubiaceae) - Part 1 Flora Neotropica, Monograph 119: 1-241.
    • Borhidi, A. (2006). Rubiáceas de México: 1-512. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.
    • Ruhsam, M in Ruhsam, M. (2005). Survey of all the Rubiaceae specimens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Berry, P.E., Yatskievych, K. & Holst, B.K. (eds.) in Steyermark, J., Berry, P.E., Holts, B.K. (eds). (2004). Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana 8: 1-874. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
    • Linares, J.L. (2003 publ. 2005). Lista comentado de los árboles nativos y cultivados en la República de El Salvador Ceiba; a Scientific and Technical Journal Published by Zamorano 44: 105-268.
    • Gonzalez, F., Nelson Diaz, J. & Lowry, P. (1995). Flora Illustrada de San Andrés y Providencia: 1-281. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Colombia.

    Sources

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

    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 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

    Kew Science Photographs
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    ColPlantA database
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