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Chaetanthera renifolia (J.Rémy) Cabrera

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

Place of Publication

Revista Mus. La Plata, secc. Bot. 1: 149-151 (1937)

Type citation

Based on Elachia renifolia J.Rémy, “Se cria en los arenales de las cordilleras de la provincia de Santiago, á la Polvadera, altura de 3,000 m.” (Holotype in P; fotografía in SGO)



  • Davies (2010): Fig. 75
  • Habit

    Annual or possibly perennial herb with flowering stems up to 8 cm long.

    Key characteristics

    Similar to Chaetanthera flabellifolia and Chaetanthera splendens but easily identifiable by the leaves kidney-shaped leaves which are shallowly lobed.



    Distribution and habitat

    Found in the Andes in the provinces of Santiago and Cordillera (33°15’-33°30’ lat. S), between 2000-4000 m above sea level. It grows among rocks above the snow line. Flowers from January to February.


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    • Cabrera (1937)

      Cabrera, A.L. 1937. Revisión del género Chaetanthera (Compositae). Revista del Museo de La Plata, sección Botánica 1: 87-210

    • 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