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Chaetanthera kalinae A.M.R.Davies

Place of Publication

Novon 16(1): 51 (2006)

Type citation

“Chile, Región de Coquimbo, Prov. de Elqui, Straße von Vicuña zum Embalse La Laguna, 30°03’S 70°05’W, 2340 m, 11.2002, Ehrhart 2002/061. Holotype: MSB Isotypes: CONC, K, MO


  • Davies (2006)

    Davies, A.M.R. 2006. Chaetanthera kalinae (Mutisieae, Asteraceae), a new species from Chile. Novon 16(1): 51-55


Atacama and Coquimbo

Distribution and habitat

It can be found in the Andes of the provinces of Huasco and Elqui (29°-30° lat. S), between 2300-3100 metres above sea-level where it can occur scattered among screes and in dry and clayey soils.


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  • Davies (2006)


Annual herb to 8 cm tall. Flowers from November to January.

Key characteristics

C. kalinae is distinct because of its round-tipped buds and oblanceolate, obtuse pale pink inner involucral bracts apices.