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Calceolaria andina Benth.

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Calceolaria >
  3. Family: Calceolariaceae

Place of Publication

Prodr. [DC.] 10: 219 (1846)

Type citation

Syntypes: CHILE. V Región de Valparaíso, Prov. Colchagua, in rupestribus editioribus andium Talcaregué, II.1831 Gay [103] (P); Gay s.n. (F, K, P); Gay [1056] (P); V Región de Valparaíso, Prov. de Los Andes, Mountains of Aconcagua/ Cordillera, 1832, Bridges 95 (BM, E, K, W?); [Valparaíso, 1831, 1832?], Cuming 530 (BM, E, K, W); Cuming s.n. [probably also collection 530] (G!). Lectotype, (designated by Ehrhart 2005): Mountains of Aconcagua/Cordillera, 1832, Bridges 95 (K!; isotypes: BM, E, W?)



  • Ehrhart (2005): Fig. 18
  • Descriptions

    • Ehrhart (2005)


    Subshrub 10–50 cm tall

    Key characteristics

    Calceolaria andina can be distinguished from the other species of the C. integrifolia group by being dwarf subshrubs and when growing on rocky slopes, they rarely reach more than 30 cm. The leaves are ovate, the base varying from attenuate to distinctly obtuse. The inflorescence is mostly quite reduced comprising one or two pairs of cymes, rarely three, the cymes usually with only few flowers (Ehrhart, 2005).


    Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana, Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins and Maule

    Distribution and habitat

    Relatively widely distributed in Subandean and Andean regions on rocky slopes between 800 and 3000 m.


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


    • de Candolle (1846)

      de Candolle, A.P. 1846. Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis, sive enumeratio contracta ordinum, generum, specierumque plantarum hucusque cognitarum, juxta methodi naturalis normas digesta, vol. 10. Parisiis: sumptibus Sociorum Treuttel et Würtz

    • Ehrhart (2005)

      Ehrhart , C 2005. The Chilen Calceolaria integrifolia a.l. species complex (Scrophulariaceae). Systematic Botany 30: 383-411