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Alstroemeria piperata J.M. Watson, A.R. Flores

Place of Publication

Int. Rock Gard. 102: fig, 7-17 (2018)

Type citation

CHILE. V Región de Valparaíso, Provincia de Los Andes, Los Ranchillos, between the Chacabuco pass and Rungue, 2.8 km N of Rte G-105-E, 1442 m. 32º55'S 70º42' W, 19 November 2014, F& W 12815 (holotype: SGO!, isotypes: CONC!, Herb. Watson & Flores!).


  • Watson et al. (2018)

    Watson, J. M. , Flores, A. and Rojas, G. 2018. A Rare, narrowly endemic new species of Alstroemeria (Alstroemeriaceae) from the transversal Andean foothills of Central Chile, and its interesting ecology. International Rock Gardener 102: (25-54).


Flowering from November to end of January

Key characteristics

Closely related to A. achirae, from which it differs by its always simple (never compound) umbel; obovate (not oblanceolate) inner-upper tepals; yellow (not reddish pink) filaments; and pale (not bright yellow) anthers (Watson et al., 2018).