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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist

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Alstroemeria hookeri Lodd. subsp. recumbens (Herb.) Ehr. Bayer

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

Place of Publication

Gatt. Alstr. Chile: 149, t. 26, 113, (1986 [1987])

Type citation

"Specim. Cuming 394" (holtipo: BM; isotipo: E 00147341).



  • Bayer (1987a): ilus.: 26, 113, 164
  • Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz (2003): Págs.: 106. 107


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


    Perennial herb 4-22 cm tall. Flowering from November to January

    Key characteristics

    It is possible to confuse this subspecies with that of ssp. maculata due its similar habit, but it differs in only having conspicuous yellow markings on the inside of the upper tepals and not having any pattern markings on the lower tepal.


    Coquimbo and Valparaíso

    Distribution and habitat

    Restricted to coastal areas of Region Valparaiso, north of Pichicuy and beach of San Sebastián. It has an altitudinal range of between sea level 1000 m. It is confined to sandy areas and dunes.


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    • 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

    • Baeza et al. (2010)

      Baeza, C , Ruiz, E and Negritto, M 2010. Comparative karyotypic analysis in the Alstroemeria hookeri Lodd. (Alstroemeriaceae) complex sensu Bayer (1987). Genetics and Molecular Biology 33(1): 119-124.