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Alstroemeria achirae M. Muñoz & Brinck

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Alstroemeria >
  3. Family: Alstroemeriaceae

Place of Publication

Gayana, Bot. 57(1): 56–57, fig. 2. (2000)

Type citation

“Chile, Región del Maule, Provincia de Curicó, cumbre Cerro Los Queñes, a 1850 m de altitud, en zona de piedras angulosas y con maicillo, A. Brinck, 22 Dic.1996” (Holotype: SGO 143175; Isotypes: SGO 143174, 143176).

Iconography

  • Muñoz-Schick (2000a): ilus. 2
  • Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz (2003): págs: 36, 37

    Descriptions

    • Muñoz-Schick (2000a)
    • Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz (2003)

    Habit

    Perennial herb to 12 cm tall. Flowering from December to February.

    Key characteristics

    The colour of the flowers of this species are similar to Alstroemeria versicolor. However, in the latter, the petals are more or less equal and curved backward and the plant is taller growing. Alstroemeria achirae also resembles Alstroemeria spathulata, which has similar flowers but they are an intense pink color and the leaves are spathulate and fleshy (Muñoz-Schick, 2000a).

    Regions

    Maule

    Distribution and habitat

    Restricted to the Type locality on stony hills from 1500 to 1870 m above sea level.

    References

    • Muñoz-Schick (2000a)

      Muñoz Schick, M. 2000. Novedades en la Familia Alstroemeriaceae. Gayana. Botánica 57(1): 55-59

    • Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz (2003)

      Muñoz-Schick, M and Moreira-Muñoz, A 2003. Alstroemerias de Chile; Diversidad, distribución y conservación. Santiago de Chile: Taller La Era