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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist

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Alstroemeria leporina Ehr. Bayer & Grau

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

Place of Publication

Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 24: 222, f. 3-4 (1987)

Type citation

"En Arqueros colectó Gay un ejempler aun imperfect" Gay Nr. 430 Holotype: SGO 47018



  • Bayer (1987a): ilus.: 41,137,174
  • Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz (2003): págs.: 52, 53


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


    Perennial up to 45 cm. Flowers in October and fruits from October to November

    Key characteristics

    It can be recognized by its erect and protruding upper tepals and by fine hairy on the stems.


    Atacama and Coquimbo

    Distribution and habitat

    Its distribution is from north of Domeyko (Region Atacama) to Andacollo (Region Coquimbo) where it occurs in the valleys of the precordillera on dry, hard soils on exposed sunny slopes from 900 to 2000 m above sea level.


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


    • 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