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The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Acaena masafuerana Bitter

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Acaena >
  3. Family: Rosaceae

Place of Publication

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

Type citation

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

Conservation status

  • VU (Penneckamp (2018))

Iconography

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

    Descriptions

    • Marticorena (2006)
    • Penneckamp (2018)

    Habit

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

    Regions

    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).

    References

    • 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.