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Chaetanthera multicaulis DC.

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

Place of Publication

Prodr. [DC.] 7(1): 31 (1838b)

Type citation

in pascuis saxosis collium ad torrentes circa Tagua-Tagua Chilensium legit cl. Bertero” (Holotype in G. Isotype in SGO)


  • Davies (2010): Fig. 60
  • Key characteristics

    A species closely related to C. ciliata, but can be distinguished by its wide pappus of hairs and its leaves are up to 10 cm long (Davies 2010).


    Valparaíso, Metropolitana and Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins

    Distribution and habitat

    It occurs between the provinces of the Andes and Cachapoal (32° 30'-34° 30' lat. S), along the Cordillera de la Costa, Central Depression and the foothills of the Andes, between 50-1500 metres above sea-level. Typically grows in the open thickets of Acacia caven. Flowers from October to January.


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    • de Candolle (1838b)

      de Candolle , A.P. 1838b. Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis, sive enumeratio contracta ordinum, generum, specierumque plantarum hucusque cognitarum, juxta methodi naturalis normas digesta, vol. 7(1). Parisiis: sumptibus Sociorum Treuttel et Würtz

    • 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