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Calyceraceae

Calycera eryngioides J.Rémy

Place of Publication

Fl. Chil. [Gay] 3(3): 254-255 (1848)

Type citation

CHILE. Prov. Santiago, date not indicated, C. Gay1066 (holotype: P; isotypes: BM 000947744, K 000588755, photo of K at SI!, K000588756, photo of K at SI!, LIL 281133!)

Synonyms

References

  • Gay (1848c)

    Gay, C. 1848. Historia física y política de Chile: Botánica, vol. 3(3):241-384. Paris & Chile (Museo Historia Natural de Santiago)

  • Pontiroli (1993)

    Pontiroli , A 1963. Calyceraceae. Pp. 537–545 in Flora de la provincial Jujuy tomo 12, parte 9, ed. A. L. Cabrera. Buenos Aires: Colección Científica del INTA.

  • Zanotti & Pozner (2008)

    Zanotti, C.A. and Pozner, R.E. 2008. Calyceraceae, Pp. 1844 –1853 in Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur de América del Sur: Argentina, Sur de Brasil (Paraná, Santa Catarina y Rio Grande do Sul), Chile, Paraguay y Uruguay vol 2. eds. F. O. Zuloaga, O. Morrone and M. J. Belgrano. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden. St Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden Press.

  • Denham et al. (2014)

    Denham, S.S. , Gallo, L.Z and Pozner, I.E. 2014. Morphology and Taxonomic Revision of Calycera. Systematic Botany 39(4):1-13

Iconography

  • Denham et al. (2014): fig. 7
  • Hoffmann et al. (1998b): pag. 183(2)

Descriptions

  • Denham et al. (2014)

Habit

Perennial herb, about 15 cm tall. Flowering December to March.

Key characteristics

Calycera eryngioides is easily recognized by its sprawling growth form, five broad (2-3.5 cm wide), green, fleshy floral bracts. C. calcitrapa is similar but it has a more robust habit and leaves with dentate, pointed margins (DeVore, 1994)

Notes

Although this species has been recorded for Argentina (Pontiroli, 1963) there is no herbarium specimen cited to support that it grows outside of Chile. The specimen Philippi s. n., from Argentina, cited in Zanotti and Pozner (2008) is a misidentification (Denham et al,. 2014).