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Alstroemeria ligtu L. subsp. simsii (Spreng.) Ehr. Bayer

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

Place of Publication

Gatt. Alstr. Chile: 144 (1986 [1987])


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  • Bayer (1987a): ilus.: 51, 54, 105, 106
  • Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz (2003): págs.: 114, 115


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


    Perennial to more than 1 m tall. Flowers from November to January. Fruits from December to January.

    Key characteristics

    This subspecies has a vigorous growth habit, and the red-orange flowers are very striking and distinguish it from most other Alstroemeria species.


    Valparaíso, Metropolitana and Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins

    Distribution and habitat

    This species has a relatively limited distribution from Cerros Caquis (Region Valparaiso) to the coastal at Pichilemu (Region O'Higgins). It occurs from sea level to 1000 m.


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


    • 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