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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist

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Asteriscium closii (Kuntze) Mathias & Constance

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

Place of Publication

Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 33(2): 125 (1962)

Type citation

"Chili, in herbosis prov. Concepción" Gay (Type: P).



  • Mathias & Constance (1962): Fig. 11. (a-e)
  • Descriptions

    • Mathias & Constance (1962)


    Delicate, decumbent or spreading annual herb 1-25 cm tall. Flowering from September to December

    Key characteristics

    Unlike any other Chilean species of Asteriscium in having finely dissected basal leaves.


    Antofagasta, Atacama and Coquimbo

    Distribution and habitat

    Restricted to northern Chile from Antofagasta to northern Coquimbo. Desert areas from 50-300 metres above sea-level.


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


    • Mathias & Constance (1962)

      Mathias , M.E. and Constance, L. 1962. A revision of Asteriscium and related Hydrocotyloid Umbelliferae. University of California Publications in Botany 33(2):99-184