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Alstroemeria garaventae Ehr. Bayer

Place of Publication

Gatt. Alstr. Chile: 59, t. 83, 154 (1986 [1987])

Type citation

Chile, V. Región, Cerro Vizcacha, int. de Limache ± 200 m, 31.12.1948, Garaventa 6417 (Holotype: CONC 53899)


  • Bayer (1986) [1987]

    Bayer, E 1986 [1987]. Die Gattung Alstroemeria in Chile. Dissertation. Universität München

  • 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


  • Bayer (1987a): ilus.: 83, 154
  • Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz (2003): págs.: 84, 85


Valparaíso and Metropolitana


Mediterranean and Mountain matorral & sclerophyllous forest

Distribution and habitat

This species has a very restricted distribution and is only known from the Cordillera de la Costa from Cerro el Roble (32°58'S) and Altos de Colliguay (33°12'S). It has an altitudinal range from 1200 to 2000 m above sea level.


Classic Locations

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


Perennial herb from 15 to 90 cm tall. Flowering from November to February.


This is an extremely variable species in the colour of the flowers which can be white, pink, orange or lilac, but all tepals have dark stripes.

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