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Asteraceae

Chaetanthera multicaulis DC.

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)

References

  • 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

Iconography

  • Davies (2010): Fig. 60

Regions

Valparaíso, Metropolitana and Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins

Habitat

Mountain ranges, Coastal cordilleras, Mediterranean and Matorral & sclerophyllous forest

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.

Distribution

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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).