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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist

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Diplolepis geminiflora (Decne.) Liede & Rapini

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

Place of Publication

Symb. Bot. 30: 191 (2005)

Type citation

Chile, Santiago, C. Gay s.n. (holotype P!; isotypes K 000197276!, NY 01104869!, P 00647660!).

Common names

  • azahar de quisco, azahar, cuerdecilla, cordelillo, lichilahuen, voquicil-lo (Hechem et al. (2012))


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

    • Hechem et al. (2012)


    Woody climber, 0.4 - 2 m tall.

    Key characteristics

    This species is often confused with D. boerhaviifolia but differs by having an urn-shaped (urceolate) corolla and lance-shaped lobes.


    Atacama, Coquimbo, Valparaíso and Metropolitana

    Distribution and habitat

    This species has an extensive distribution from Province of Huasco (Region Atacama) to Santiago (Province Metropolitana) between 10 and 1700 m above sea level. In central Chile It is sometimes found climbing over cacti like Echinopsis chiloensis and small shrubs such as Acacia caven, Flourensia thurifera and Proustia cuneifolia.


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    • 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.