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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist

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Alstroemeria cummingiana Herb.

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

Place of Publication

Amaryllidaceae: 96 (1837)

Type citation

"Valparaíso 1832" Bridges 35 (Lecotype: K, Isotype: BM (designated by Bayer, 1987).



  • Bayer (1987a): ilus.: 32, 33, 115
  • Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz (2003): págs.: 66, 67


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


    Perennial herb from 8 to 45 cm tall. Flowering from November to March.


    Coquimbo and Valparaíso

    Distribution and habitat

    This species has a broad distribution from north of Los Villos (31°45'S) in Región de Coquimbo, to the south of Valparaíso (33°06'S). Typical locations include Playa Ancha and Quebrada del Tigre It grows in the coastal plains and western slopes of the Cordillera de la Costa (Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz, 2003).


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    • Herbert (1837)

      Herbert, W. 1837. ​Amaryllidaceae: Preceeded by an attempt to arrange the Monocotyledonous Orders, and followed by a treatise on cross-bred vegetables, and Supplement. London: James Ridgway and Sons

    • 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