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Chorizanthe kingii Phil.

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

Place of Publication

Anales Univ. Chile 43: 536 (1873a)

Type citation

Carrizal Bajo, Atacama, Chile. Thomas King s.n. (sin fecha). (Lectotype: SGO 47948 designated by Teillier et al., (2019) p. 43 ; isolectotype SGO 38679 F18442).



  • Teillier et al (2019): Fig. 7
  • Descriptions

    • Teillier et al (2019)


    Subshrub, erect or decumbent with floriferous stems from (5) -10- 40 (50) cm long.


    Atacama and Coquimbo


    Desert and Desert fog oasis

    Distribution and habitat

    It is found from Paposo (Antofagasta Region), to areas around El Todo in the Elqui Province (Coquimbo Region). Within this distribution it has a broad atitudinal range of between 10-1150 metres above sea level.


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


    • Philippi R.A. (1873a)

      Philippi, R.A. 1873a. Descripcion de las plantas nuevas incorporadas últimamente en el herbario chileno. Anales de la Universidad de Chile 43: 479-583

    • 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