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Chaetanthera flabellata D.Don ex R.Taylor & R.Philips

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Chaetanthera >
  3. Family: Asteraceae

Place of Publication

Philos. Mag. Ann. Chem. 11(65): 391 (1832a)

Type citation

glabra; involucri appendicibus foliisque cuneatis subplicatis argutè serratis, radiis abbreviatis, caule procumbente” (Lectotype in G. Isotype in BM, E [x2], K [x2], OXF, W)


Key characteristics

Similar to C. euphrasioides, but is distinguished by its jagged leaves and its larger in size (Davies 2010)


Valparaíso, Metropolitana and Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins

Distribution and habitat

It occurs between the provinces of Quillota and Cachapoal (32°50 '-34°20 ' lat. S), between 1600-2600 above sea-level. It grows on dry, well-drained hillsides, consisting of sand or loose rocks; In places amongst scattered vegetation and at the edges of the areas with sclerophyllous scrub and subandean scrub, often with Chuquiraga oppositifolia. Flowers from October to April


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  • Don D. (1832a)

    Don, D. 1832a. Descriptive Catalogue of the Compositae contained in the herbarium of Dr. Gillies; with some additions from other sources. Philosophical Magazine, or Annals of Chemistry, Mathematics, Astronomy, Natural History and General Science 11(65): 387-392