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Alstroemeria revoluta Ruiz & Pav.

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

Place of Publication

Fl. Peruv. [Ruiz & Pavon] 3: 59 (1802)



  • Bayer (1987a): Abb. 48, 49, 141, 142, 178
  • Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz (2003): pag. 108, 109


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


    Perennial plant up yo 1 m tall. Flowering from December to February.

    Key characteristics

    Difficult to confuse with other species because of its small and dense umbel of flowers and the tepals are swept backwards (Muñoz-Schick & Moreira-Muñoz, 2003).


    Valparaíso, Metropolitana, Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Maule, Biobío, Araucanía and Ñuble

    Distribution and habitat

    Very wide distribution from the coastal hills of the province of Quillota (32°50'S), Región de Valparaíso, to the province of Melleco (38°15'S) in Región Araucanía. This species has the greatest altitudinal range from sea level to 2500 m.


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


    • Ruiz & Pavon (1802)

      Ruiz, H. and Pavón, J.A. 1802. Flora peruviana, et chilensis prodromus, sive descriptiones, et icones plantarum peruvianarum, et chilensium, secundum systema Linnaeanum digesta, vol. 3. Romae: Paleariniano

    • 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