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Chaetanthera pubescens A.M.R.Davies

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

Place of Publication

Chaetanthera and Oriastrum: 214 (2010)

Type citation

Chile, IV Región de Coquimbo, Prov. de Elqui, Curva 9, sector “Mil Curvas” camino entre Guanta y Baños del Toro, 2740 m, 01.2002, K. Arroyo et al. 25076” (Holotype in CONC)


  • Davies (2010): Fig. 74
  • Descriptions

    • Davies (2010)


    Annual herb with flowering stems 1-10 cm long

    Key characteristics

    Similar to C. limbata but differs in having the surface of the leaf covered in glands (Davies 2010).


    Atacama and Coquimbo

    Distribution and habitat

    Occurs between the provinces of Copiapó and Marí (27° 30'-30° 30 lat. S), between 600-3500 metres above sea-level. It grows on gravel slopes, screes and amongst boulders. Flowers from November to January.


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    • 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