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Syn. Gen. Compos.: 112 (1832)
“In Chile legerunt Pöppig et Bertero” (Lectotype in BM. Possible Isotypes in F, W)
- Chaetanthera kunthiana Less.
- Chaetanthera linearifolia Poepp. ex Steud.
- Chaetanthera microphylla Kuntze
- Euthrixia salsoloides D.Don
- Davies (2010): Fig. 57
Lessing, C.F. 1832. Synopsis Generum Compositarum earumque dispositionis novae tentamen monographiis multarum capensium interjectis. Berolini: sumptibus Dunckeri et Humblotii
Similar to Chaetanthera albiflora and a hybrid between C. linearis x albiflora. It is can be distinguished by its yellowish-coloured flowers and by its leaves which are glabrous and glaucous (Davies 2010).
Distribution and habitat
Occurs between the provinces of Chañaral and Cachapoal (27° 50'-34° 20' lat. S), from 150-2300 metres above sea-level. It grows in dry and sunny areas on screes, grassy hillsides used for grazing, roadside banks and in habitats where there is little competition from other plants. Flowers from September to March.
DistributionShow all locations
Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.