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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist


Diplolepis boerhaviifolia (Hook. & Arn.) Liede & Rapini

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Diplolepis >
  3. Family: Apocynaceae

Place of Publication

Symb. Bot. 30: 191 (2005)

Type citation

Chile, Región III, Carrizal, T. King s.n. (holotype: SGO 54014!; isotype: E!)


Common names

  • Pahuendum; pahueldum (Hechem et al. (2012))


  • Hechem et al. (2012): figs: 2g; 4g
  • Descriptions

    • Hechem et al. (2012)


    Climber, to 2m tall.

    Key characteristics

    This species has a floral crown (corona) composed of 10 narrow lobes, five longer than the rest. Unlike all other species of Diplolepis the leaf bases are heart-shaped (cordate).


    Antofagasta, Atacama, Coquimbo and Valparaíso

    Distribution and habitat

    Restricted to mostly coastal areas from Antofagasta to Petorca (Region Valparaíso) between seal level to 500 m. It is often seen growing on rocky seashores in association with cacti such as Echinopsis chiloensis ssp. litoralis and Euclycnhnia castanea along with small shrubs and herbaceous plants.


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


    • Liede-Schumann et al. (2005)

      Liede-Schumann, S. , Rapini, A. , Goyder, D.J. and Chase, M.W. 2005. Phylogenetics of the new world subtribes of Asclepiadee (Apocyaceae-Asclepiadoideae): Metastelmatinae, Oxypetalinae, and Gonolobinae. Systematic Botany, 30:184-195

    • Hechem et al. (2011b)

      Hechem, V , Acheritobehere, L and Morrone, J 2011b. Patrones de distribución de las especies de Cynanchum, Diplolepis y Tweedia (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) de América del Sur austral. Revista de Geografía Norte Grande. 48: 45-60.

    • Hechem et al. (2012)

      Hechem, V , Ezcurra, C and Zuloaga, F. O 2012. Systematic study of the South American genus Diplolepis (Apocynaceae). Darwiniana 50(2): 296-317.