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Corynabutilon ochsenii (Phil.) Kearney

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Corynabutilon >
  3. Family: Malvaceae

Place of Publication

Leafl. W. Bot. 5(12): 190 (1949)

Type citation

Based on Anoda ochesenii Phil. "In dumetis provinciae Valdiviae interioris occurrit" (Possible holotype: SGO (SGO 003160)


Common names

  • huella chica
  • abutilon de Valdivia


  • Hechenleitner et al. (2005): Pag. 63
  • Marticorena (2005): Lam. 6: f.


    • Hechenleitner et al. (2005)
    • Marticorena (2005)


    A deciduous shrub of 1-2 m tall. Flowering from October to February

    Key characteristics

    This species could be confused with the C. vitifolium but the latter tends to grow much taller and has larger leaves that are 10-14 cm long (compared to 3.5-7m cm in C. ochsenii) and with the upper surface having star-like hairs (instead of simple hairs). C. vitifolium also has bigger petals, 4-4.5 cm long (instead of 2-3 cm long)


    Araucanía and Los Ríos

    Distribution and habitat

    It has a sporadic coastal distribution from province Malleco (37°54"S) to province Osorno (40° 14"S). Here it occurs from sea level to 600 m and is often associated with remnant Nothofagus obliqua forest.


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


    • Philippi R.A. (1857a)

      Philippi, R.A. 1857a. Plantarum novarum Chilensium centuria prima. Linnaea 28: 609-655, 661-752

    • Kearney (1949)

      Kearney, T.H. 1949. Malvaceae: A new subtribe and genus, and new combinations. Leaflets of Western Botany 5(12):189–191.

    • Hechenleitner et al. (2005)

      Hechenleitner, P. , Gardner, M.F. , Thomas, P.I. , Echeverría, C , Escobar, B. , Brownless, P. and Martínez A., C. 2005. Plantas amenazadas del centro-sur de Chile: distribución, conservación y propagación, 1a edición. Valdivia: Trama Impresores S.A

    • Marticorena (2005)

      Marticorena, A. 2005. Malvaceae. In: Marticorena, C. & Rodrígues, R. (eds.). Flora de Chile vol. 2(3), pp. 22-119. Universidad de Concepción, Concepción.