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Diplolepis myrtifolia (Hook. & Arn.) Hechem & C.Ezcurra

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

Place of Publication

Taxon 60(3): 646 (2011a)

Type citation

Chile, Prov. Valdivia, “Near Osorno, growing among bushes, rare”, T. C. Bridges 599 (holotype K000197284!; isotypes: E00249202!, E00249203!, W foto F 31857 en SI!).


Common names

  • hierba del tricao


  • Hechem et al. (2012): figs. 2e, 4e
  • Descriptions

    • Hechem et al. (2012)


    Climber, to 1 m tall.


    Araucanía and Los Lagos

    Distribution and habitat

    This species has a limited distribution in southern Chile .


    • Hechem et al. (2011a)

      Hechem , V. , Calviño, C.I. and Ezcurra, C. 2011a. Molecular phylogeny of Diplolepis (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae) and allied genera, and taxonomic implications. Taxon 60(3): 638–648.

    • 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.