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Chaetanthera glabrata (DC.) F.Meigen

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

Place of Publication

Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 18(4): 456 (1894)

Type citation

Based on Tylloma glabratum DC., “In Chili ad Collina legit Macrae” (Holotype: G)



Annual to 20 cm tall. Flowers from September to January.

Key characteristics

C. glabrata differs from the other Tylloma Group species (eg. Chaetanthera frayjorgensis , Chaetanthera schroederi), which have entire leaf margins because it has no indumentum, although the pseudopetioles are dotted with glandular teeth


Antofagasta, Atacama, Coquimbo, Valparaíso and Metropolitana

Distribution and habitat

It has a disjunct distribution between the provinces of Antofagasta and Limarí (25 °-31 ° lat. S) and between the provinces of Chacabuco and Cordillera (33 °-34 ° lat. S), between 0-2200 m above sea level. In the northern part of its range it is restricted to ravines near the coast, but from the Region of Coquimbo its distribution extends inland (Ovalle and Cordillera de Santiago). It grows in well-drained substrates especially on screes and in dry quebradas (Davies 2010)


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


  • Meigen (1894)

    Meigen, Fr. 1894. Biologische Beobachtungen aus der Flora Santiagos in Chile. Trockenschutzeinrichtungen. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik 18(4): 394-487

  • Davies (2010)

    Davies, A.M.R. 2010. Chaetanthera and Oriastrum. A systematic revision of Chaetanthera Ruiz and Pav. and the reinstatement of Oriastrum Poepp. and Endl. (Asteraceae: Mutisieae). Alemania: Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschriften