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The Endemic Plants of Chile


Chorizanthe dasyantha Phil.

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Chorizanthe >
  3. Family: Polygonaceae

Place of Publication

Linnaea 33(1-4): 227 (1864)

Type citation

Ghile. San Felipe de Aconcagua, 01-01-1863, Landbeck s.n., (lectotype SGO 47954, designated by Reveal (2004) p. 14



  • Teillier et al (2019): Figs: 1,2
  • Descriptions

    • Teillier et al (2019)


    Shrub to 120 cm high.


    Atacama, Coquimbo and Valparaíso

    Distribution and habitat

    Restricted to locations along the coast of the Choapa Province (Coquimbo Region), between Huentelauquén, Los Vilos and Pichidangui (estuary of Quilimarí). It grows in very large colonies as the dominant species in sandy areas where it is very effective in stabilizing dune systems.


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    • Philippi R.A. (1864a)

      Philippi, R.A. 1864. Plantarum novarum Chilensium centuriae, includis quibusdam Mendociuis et Patagonicis. Linnaea 33(heft 1-4): 1-308

    • Reveal (2004)

      Reveal, J.L. 2004. Nomenclatural summary of Polygonaceae subfamily Eriogonoideae. Harvard Papers of Botany 9(1): 143-230.

    • Teillier et al (2019)

      Teillier, S , Macaya-Berti, J and Novoa, J 2019. Revisión de Chorizanthe R. Br. ex Benth. (Polygonaceae) en Chile. Gayana Botánica 79(1) 34-60