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The Endemic Plants of Chile

Alstroemeriaceae

Alstroemeria exerens Meyen

Place of Publication

Reise Erde 1: 34 (1834)

Type citation

"Cordillera de St. Fernando, in summo Monte Impossible 8000", 1831, Meyen s.n. (Holotype: B)

Synonyms

References

  • Meyen (1834)

    Meyen, F.J.F. 1834. Reise um die erde ausgeführt auf dem Königlich preussischen seehandlungs-schiffe Prinzess Louise, commandirt von captain W. Wendt, in den jahren 1830, 1831 und 1832. Berlin: in der Sander'schen Buchhandlung 1

  • 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

Iconography

  • Bayer (1987a): ilus.: 46, 47, 94
  • Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz (2003): págs.: 92, 93

Regions

Metropolitana, Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins and Maule

Distribution and habitat

Relatively wide distribution from Villa Paulina, Farellones (33°18'S) in the Metropolitan Region to Laguna del Maule (36°04'S) in Region del Maule. Rocky soils from 1900 to 2700 m above sea level (Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz, 2003).

Distribution

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Descriptions

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

Habit

Perennial herb up to 35 cm tall. Flowering from December to February

Key characteristics

This species is recognized by the large pink to lilac flowers and the upper internal tepals with yellow markings to the base. It is similar to A. pallida, which has superior internal tepals but with a distinctive band of yellow markings across the middle upper internal tepals (Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz, 2003).

Notes

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