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Chaetanthera taltalensis (Cabrera) A.M.R.Davies

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

Place of Publication

Chaetanthera and Oriastrum: 190 (2010)

Type citation

Based on Chaetanthera tenella Less. var. taltalensis Cabrera, “Chile. Antofagasta: Taltal, 200 m.s.m., leg. E. Werdermann, n 815 (en parte)” (Holotype in LP. Isotypes in B [x2], BM, E, F, G, GH, K [en parte], SI)



  • Davies (2010): Fig. 65
  • Descriptions

    • Davies (2010)

    Key characteristics

    Similar to Chaetanthera moenchioides y Chaetanthera ramosissima, but is distinguished by its leaves having soft (floccose)and woolly hairs, (Davies 2010)


    Antofagasta, Atacama and Coquimbo


    Desert and Desert fog oasis

    Distribution and habitat

    It occurs between the provinces of Antofagasta and Elqui (25°-29° 50' lat. S), where it grows in sandy ravines near the coast, at about 500 metres above sea-level. Flowers from September to October.


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    Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.


    • 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