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Calyceraceae

Calycera leucanthema (Poepp. ex Less.) Reiche

Place of Publication

Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 127 (1898)

Type citation

CHILE. Cordillera de Antuco: date not indicated, E. F. Poeppig 774 (holotype: M, photo 20567 Field Museum of Natural History in SI!; isotypes:P 00852244, P 00852245, P 0085224

Synonyms

References

  • Kuntze (1898a)

    Kuntze, C.E.O. 1898. Revisio generum plantarum vascularium omnium atque cellularium multarum secundum leges nomenclaturae internationales cum enumeratione, plantarum exoticarum in itinere mundi collectarum, vol. 3(2):1-201. Leipzig: Arthur Felix

  • DeVore (1994)

    DeVore, M.L> 1994. Systematic studies of Calyceraceae. Ph. D. diss., Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University.

  • 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. 11

Regions

Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Maule, Biobío, Araucanía, Los Lagos and Ñuble

Distribution and habitat

This has a relatively extensive distribution in Central and Southern Chile in the Andes between 600 to 2500 m above sea level. It is often found in disturbed areas and in forest clearings.

Distribution

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Descriptions

  • Denham et al. (2014)

Habit

Annual, 5-20 cm tall. Flowering December to March.

Key characteristics

Calycera leucanthema is easily distinguished by its pubescent stems, pinnatifid leaves, and tetramerous florets (in fours) which is unique within the genus Calycera. This species is also the smallest member of the genus, rarely reaching over 20 cm (De Vore, 2004).