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Polygonaceae

Chorizanthe mieresii Teillier & Macaya

Place of Publication

Novon: 26(1): 40 (2018)

Type citation

Chile, Región de Coquimbo, Prov. Elqui: Choros Bajo, camino a punta de Choros, 29°17’11.58”S-71°18’58.42”W, 55 m s.n.m., 17-XI-2016, S. Teillier, J. Macaya, P. Novoa & O. Fernández 8200 (Holotype: CONC; isotype: SGO).

References

  • Teillier & Macaya-Berti (2018)

    Teillier, S. and Macaya-Berti , J. 2018. Cinco Nuevas Especies de Chorizanthe (Polygonaceae—Eriogonoideae) del Norte de Chile. Novon 26(1):37-52

Iconography

  • Teillier et al (2019): Figs. 10, 11

Regions

Atacama and Coquimbo

Habitat

Desert and Desert fog oasis

Distribution and habitat

It occurs from the coastline of the Carrizal Bajo valley (Atacama Region) to the town of Choros Bajo (Region Coquimbo), including the Chañaral island. It grows in consolidated dunes along with other dune species.

Distribution

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Descriptions

  • Teillier & Macaya-Berti (2018)

Habit

Subshrub forming dense, loose cuishions to 25 cm tall.

Key characteristics

This is a cushion subshrub like C. vaginata but differs in being much more compact, with leaves somewhat fleshy, entirely glabrous, mucronate, and only to 5 mm long