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The Endemic Plants of Chile

Apiaceae

Asteriscium vidali Phil.

Place of Publication

Anales Univ. Chile 85: 711 (1894)

Type citation

"In insula Chañaral", 1889, F. Vidal Gormas (Type: SGO)

References

  • Philippi R.A. (1894a)

    Philippi, R.A. 1894. Plantas nuevas Chilenas. Anales de la Universidad de Chile 85: 5-18, 167-195, 299-324, 491-514, 699-749, 813-844

Iconography

  • Mathias & Constance (1962): Fig. 9. (a-f)

Regions

Atacama

Habitat

Desert and Desert fog oasis

Distribution and habitat

Very restricted distribution from Province Chañaral to Huasco in the Atacama Region

Descriptions

  • Mathias & Constance (1962)

Habit

Decumbent or spreading perennial herb 15-60 cm tall. Flowering September to February.

Key characteristics

A poorly known species which is closely related to A. chilense but having basal leaves that are more divided.