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The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Adesmia balsamica Bertero ex Colla

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Adesmia >
  3. Family: Fabaceae

Place of Publication

Mem. Reale Accad. Sci. Torino 37(1-3): 59, pl.10 (1834)

Common names

  • Jarilla
  • Paramela del puangue

Conservation status

  • Enadangered EN B1ab(iii); B2ab(i-iii) (Hechenleitner et al. (2005))


  • Hechenleitner et al. (2005):
  • Habit

    Evergreen shrub to 2 m tall


    Valparaíso and Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins

    Distribution and habitat

    Very restricted distribution in the province of Valparaís where it is only known from about five localities. It grows on dry coastal hills typically with Adesmia loudonia, Cassia closiana, Chusquea cumingii and Colliguaja odorifera.


    Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.


    • Colla (1834)

      Colla, A. 1834. Plantae rariores in regionibus Chilensibus a clarissimo M. D. Bertero nupur detectae at ab A. Colla in lucem dictae. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, 37(1-3): 41-85