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Chorizanthe virgata Benth.

Place of Publication

Trans. Linn. Soc. London 17(3): 416, t.19, f.1. (1836)

Type citation

“[Huerto Potrero], Andes of Chile, 1831”, H. Cuming 205 (lectotipo, K cb 000532040! designated by J.Reveal, Phytologia 7: 346. 1992, isolectotypes: BM cb 000993216, E cb 00514665! E cb 005146641, F cb 0360588F fragment).



  • Bentham (1836)

    Bentham, G. 1836. On the Erigonieae, A Tribe of the order Polygonaceae. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 17(3): 401-420

  • 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


  • Teillier et al (2019): Fig. 17


Valparaíso, Metropolitana and Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins

Distribution and habitat

Occurs between regions from Region Valparaíso (Colliguay) to Region O’Higgins (Alcones). It grows in the on the Cosatal Cordillera.


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  • Teillier et al (2019)


Perennial, rhizomatous herb from 7-15 (20) cm tall


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