Place of Publication
Linnaea 29(1): 33 (1858)
Chile VI Región del Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins, Prov.de Cachapoal, Rancagua, Punte de Cortés, 1829, Bertero 129 [lectotype, (Ehrhart 2005 p. 401): G!; isotypes: P!, SGO?]
- Ehrhart (2005): Fig. 16
- Ehrhart (2005)
Philippi R.A. (1858b)
Philippi, R.A. 1858. Plantarum novarum Chilensium: centuria quarta, quinta, sexta. Linnaea 29(heft 1): 1-47, 48-95, 96-110
Ehrhart , C 2005. The Chilen Calceolaria integrifolia a.l. species complex (Scrophulariaceae). Systematic Botany 30: 383-411
Subshrub or shrub 50–100 cm tall
The main defining character is the typical stem ridges running from node to node, and by the laxly spread inflorescence with 12-24 flowers to each cyme. Although geographically isolated, it is closely related to C. talcana and C. andina (Ehrhart, 2005)
Distribution and habitat
Mainly known from P.N. La Campana ( although there are historic collectons from Region O'Higgins) and probably from neighbouring mountains - perhaps from Cerro Roble. It mostly grows in semi-shaded places within Nothofagus macrocarpa forest (Ehrhart, 2005).
Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.