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The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Asteriscium vidali Phil.

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

Place of Publication

Anales Univ. Chile 85: 711 (1894)

Type citation

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


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

    • Mathias & Constance (1962)


    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.




    Desert and Desert fog oasis

    Distribution and habitat

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


    • 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