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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist

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Asteriscium aemocarpon Clos

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Asteriscium >
  3. Family: Apiaceae

Place of Publication

Fl. Chil. [Gay] 3(1): 101-102 (1848)

Type citation

"Se cria en las cordilleras de Talcaregoue", I-II-1831, Gay 174 (Type; P).



  • Mathias & Constance (1962): Fig. 10. (a-e)
  • Descriptions

    • Mathias & Constance (1962)


    Slender, spreading or ascending annual herb from 10-30 cm. Flowering from December to February.

    Key characteristics

    Although very easily identified from all other species of Asteriscium by its entire, orbicular leaves, it can however, be confused with small-leaved forms of Pozoa coriacea.


    Coquimbo, Valparaíso and Metropolitana

    Distribution and habitat

    Distributed in the Andes from southern Coquimbo to Colchagua, at elevations of 2300-3500 metres.


    • Gay (1848a)

      Gay, C. 1848. Historia física y política de Chile: Botánica, vol. 3(1):1-128. Paris & Chile (Museo Historia Natural de Santiago)