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Alstroemeria exerens Meyen

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

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

Iconography

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

    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).

    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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    Notes

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

    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