Alzatea Verticillata is a little blooming tree, local to the Neotropics. It possesses moist submontane timberlands from Costa Rica and Panama in Central America south to Peru and Bolivia in tropical South America. It is the sole types of class Alzatea and family Alzateaceae.

Alzatea has an inverse, elliptical or obovate leaves. Alzatea Flowers are bisexual and actinomorphic and do not have a Corolla.

The flowers and organic product is like the Myrtaceae, however, the ovary is predominant. The Fruit is a loculicidal capsule.

Alzatea verticillata

The nearest relatives of Verticillate are the families Oliniaceae, Penaeaceae, Rhynchocalycaceae of southern Africa.


Scientific NameAlzatea Verticillata

Vernacular Names

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  • Japanese: アルザテア・バーチシラタ or Aruzatea bāchishirata
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Following is the history of Alzatea.


This plant happens in wet montane cloud forests at the hight from 900 to 2,200 ( – 3,000) meters in Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru, Panama, Bolivia, and Colombia.

Alzatea Ecology

This plant is the sole types of class Alzatea and family Alzateaceae following is the Ecology of Alzatea.


Growth Habit

This plant happens in wet montane cloud forests at the height from 900 to 2,200 ( – 3,000) meters in Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru, Panama, Bolivia, and Colombia.

It is also dispersed along the lower slopes of the Andes in Peru and Bolivia, in muggy forests of the Upper Amazon basin and furthermore in the cloud woods of Costa Rica and Panama.

Alzatea subspecies Amplifolia S.A. Graham has bigger more oval, sessile or subsessile leaves and is dispersed through Costa Rica and Panama.

Distinctive Features Of Alzatea

Mycorrhizas framed by individuals from the Glomeromycota with underlying foundations of Alzatea (Alzateaceae, Malpighiales), a characteristic tree of the neotropical mountain rain timberland in southern Ecuador, were examined utilizing light microscopy.

Two morphotypes are portrayed. One morphotype forms fine, fan-formed branches in the intercellular space of the internal cortical layer. The growth most likely has a place with the alleged fine endophytes. A second morphotype was recognized by its bigger hyphae and ctenoid branches, intercellular.

Alzatea verticillata plant

In both morphotypes, Arbuscules were shaped, however, intraradical spores and vesicles were inadequate. The outcomes appear, out of the blue, arbuscular mycorrhizas with abundant intercellular, finger-like branches looking like appressoria and reminiscent of the Hartig net structure in ectomycorrhizas.

The Hartig net is known as a place for supplement exchange and a comparative capacity is assumed here. Subsequently, the depicted morphotypes ought to be delegated ectomycorrhizas. The exhibited results are additionally a commitment to recognizing members from Glomeromycota by their vegetative structures.

Geo-Distribution of Alzatea Verticillata

It is Geo-Distributed in the following areas.

  • Panamá
  • Peru
  • Bolivia
  • Ecuador
  • Costa Rica
  • Colombia


The large majority of Diverse trees in tropical mountain rain forest of South Ecuador form the arbuscular mycorrhizas. The previous investigation of molecular revealed that a high diversity of Fungi.

In one study, it was presented that a first try to connect Fungal DNA-groupings with characterized morphotypes described based on partially new mycelial features that are acquired from field material of one tree animal varieties, Alzatea.

Fine roots were divided the long way to study the mycelium life systems on one half and to acquire contagious atomic rDNA coding for the little subunit rRNA of Glomeromycota from the other half. Light microscopy uncovered obviously a lot of mycelium joining to the surface of the rootlets.

It is observed that mycelium formed a large or fine branched appressoria plates and vesicles of irregular or regular shapes. The multibranched structures ensheathed by the septate hyphae.

These already undescribed Characteristics of the super-radical mycelia joined with the intraradical mycelium structures were utilized for recognizing four primary morpho-groups and subordinate 14 morphotypes.

DNA groupings of Glomus bunch A, Gigaspora and Acaulospora, were acquired and connected to three morph groups. Two succession composes inside Glomus amass A could be likely related to subordinate morphotypes.

Alzatea Fun Facts

Every plant or species have their own features and characteristics some of them are quite amazing. Alzatea fun facts are shown below in the infographic form.




The benefits of Alzatea are given below:

Medicinal Uses

The leaf of Alzatea Verticilata is medically used as antipruritic for itching, Shampoo, Scaly Scalp and for the treatment of venereal diseases.


Variable habit from little trees to slim high-climbing Hemi-epiphytes with a tendency to a multi-trunked development shape, stilt roots.

Stems: unequivocally thickish young branches, tetragonal, joined with swollen hubs and solid interpetiolar edges.

Leaves: Leaves: Clusia-like, coriaceous and thick, oval with adjusted zenith and base with a short petiole. Auxiliary veins drenched or somewhat prominulous beneath.

Inflorescence: little with a hypanthium present, unrivaled ovary, Corolla missing.

Organic product: dry loculicidal containers, marginally along the side compacted, subtended by diligent calyx.

Seeds: 40-60 winged, membranaceus and delicate.

Life systems: the vestured setting of the vessel components, inner phloem, the ellagic acid produced in the leaves, extended sclereids happen in the leaf palisade tissue, stems with Trilacunar, three follow hubs and Bisporic Allium composes developing life sac.


Awais Ahmed

Awais Ahmed

An IT(Information Technology) graduate from Bahria University Islamabad, I started my carrier as a Freelance in the year 2016 and have worked as a Blogger and Content Creator at various organizations. Currently working as a Content Creator at Tapedaily. Staying updated and writing research-based content related to Plants, Animals, and various kingdoms are my key interest.

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