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Chaetanthera glandulosa J.Rémy var. glandulosa

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

Place of Publication

Fl. Chil. [Gay] 3(4): 311 (1849a)

Type citation

Se cria en los cerros de la provincia de Coquimbo” (Lectotype in P. Isolectotypes in F, G)



Subshrub upto 50 cm tall. Flowers from October to March

Key characteristics

Easily distinguishable from the rest of the species of the genus by its sub-shrubby habit. It differs from Chaetanthera glandulosa var. gracilis by having straight stems, larger leaves, fewer (ca. 9) white ray florets and mucronate leaf and bract apices. (Davies 2010)​


Coquimbo, Valparaíso and Metropolitana

Distribution and habitat

Found between the provinces of Elqui and Cordillera (29°50'-34° lat. S), between 1000-3000 metres above sea-level. It forms isolated populations in relatively inaccessible areas of the Andes and the Cordillera de la Costa where it grows in rocky soils and in Austrocedrus chilensis forest.


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


  • Gay (1849a)

    Gay, C. 1849a. Historia física y política de Chile: Botánica, vol. 3(4). 385-484. Paris & Chile (Museo Historia Natural de Santiago)

  • 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