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Chaetanthera kalinae A.M.R.Davies

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

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)


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.


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)

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