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Diplolepis menziesii Schult. f.

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

Place of Publication

Syst. Veg. 6: 95 (1820)

Type citation

“Chili prope Valparaíso”, A.Menzies s.n. (holotype not located; isotype K!).

Common names

  • voquicillo, voqui amarillo, de la voz mapuche, voqui, foki


  • Hechem et al. (2012)


Climber, to 3 m tall.


Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana, Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins and Maule

Distribution and habitat

Distributed within central Chile from the Province of Choapa (Region Coquimbo) to the Province of Curicó (Region Maule) between 350 and 900 m above sea level.


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


  • Schultes (1820)

    Schultes, J.A. 1820. Systema Vegetabilium 6:

  • 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.