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The Endemic Plants of Chile


Asteriscium aemocarpon Clos


Coquimbo, Valparaíso and Metropolitana

Distribution and habitat

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


  • 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.