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Alstroemeria crispata Phil.

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

Place of Publication

Linnaea 29(1): 70 (1858)

Type citation

"In editissimis Andibus ad Huanta" legit Cl. Gay. 431. (Holotype SGO 47003; Isotype: P).

Iconography

  • Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz (2003): págs.: 50, 51
  • Bayer (1987a): ilus.: 37,138,175

    Descriptions

    • Bayer (1987a)
    • Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz (2003)

    Habit

    Perennial herb to 25 cm tall. Flowering from October to December.

    Key characteristics

    This species resembles A. schizanthoides, but the flowers are smaller and the leaves have wavy edges (Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz, 2003).

    Regions

    Atacama, Coquimbo and Valparaíso

    Distribution and habitat

    Distribution restricted between the regions of Atacama and Coquimbo, from the valley of Huasco (28°45'S) to Guanta (29°50'S) and between 1000 and 3000 m above sea level (Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz, 2003).

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    Notes

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

    References

    • Philippi R.A. (1858b)

      Philippi, R.A. 1858. Plantarum novarum Chilensium: centuria quarta, quinta, sexta. Linnaea 29(heft 1): 1-47, 48-95, 96-110

    • Bayer (1987a)

      Bayer, E. 1987. Die Gattung Alstroemeria in Chile. Mitteilungen (aus) der Botanischen Staatssammlung München 24: 1-362

    • 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