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Acaena masafuerana Bitter

Place of Publication

Bibloth. Bot. 17(74): 45 (1910)

Type citation

Chile. ‘‘Juan Fernandez: Mas a fuera, una cum A. ovalifolia P. var. insulae-exterioris Bitt. 1100–1300 m (expedit. suec. 1907–09),’’Skottsberg s.n. (holotype, S-R8057!).


  • Bitter (1910)

    Biiter, G. 1910. ​Die Gattung Acaena. Vorstudien zu einer Monographie, Bibliotheca Botanica 17(74,1-3): 1-248

  • Marticorena (2006)

    Marticorena, A 2006. Revisión del género Acaena (Rosaceae) en Chile. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 93(3), 412-454.

  • Penneckamp (2018)

    Penneckamp Furniel, D. 2018. Flora Vascular Silvestre del Archipiélago Juan Fernández. Primera Edición (versión electrónica). Planeta de Papel Ediciones, Valparaíso, Chile. 723 pp.


  • Marticorena (2006): fig, 6a, b
  • Penneckamp (2018): pag. 585


Archipiélago de Juan Fernández

Distribution and habitat

Only known from a Alejandro Selkirk Island (Más Afuera). It is frequent on rocky valley slopes from 900 to 1300 m above sea level. In the subalpine habits it can be associated with Erigeron ingae, Lophosoria quadripinnata, Oreobolus obtusangulus and Sticherus lepidotus (Penneckamp, 2018).

Conservation status

  • VU (Penneckamp (2018))


  • Marticorena (2006)
  • Penneckamp (2018)


Matt-forming perennial herb, woody at base, flowering stems up to 9.5 cm tall. Flowers from February to March. Fruiting from March onwards.