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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist

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Chaetanthera ramosissima D.Don ex R.Taylor & R.Philips

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

Place of Publication

Philos. Mag. Ann. Chem. 11(65): 391 (1832a)

Type citation

No locality given for the type specimen (lectotype in K. Isotypes in BM, K, OXF).

Synonyms

Iconography

  • Davies (2010): Fig. 63
  • Descriptions

    • Davies (2010)

    Habit

    Annual to 25 cm tall.

    Key characteristics

    Very similar to Chaetanthera moenchioides and C. taltalensis (Cabrera) but distinguished by its branched, erect habit and reflexed leaves and bracts (Davies 2010).

    Regions

    Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana, Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Maule and Biobío

    Distribution and habitat

    It occurs between the provinces of Elqui and Ñuble (29° 35'-36° 35' lat. S), along the Cordillera de la Costa and the foothills of the Andes but is scarce in the Central Depression, between 120-1700 metres above sea-level. It grows amongst herbs or in rocky areas in the open thickets. Flowers from October to December.

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    References

    • Don D. (1832a)

      Don, D. 1832a. Descriptive Catalogue of the Compositae contained in the herbarium of Dr. Gillies; with some additions from other sources. Philosophical Magazine, or Annals of Chemistry, Mathematics, Astronomy, Natural History and General Science 11(65): 387-392

    • 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