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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist

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Diplolepis viridis (Phil.) Hechem & C. Ezcurra

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

Place of Publication

Taxon 60(3): 647 (2011a)

Type citation

Chile, Región III, Atacama, Caldera y la Ánimas, 1853, R. A. Philippi s.n. (lectotipo SGO 54020!, designated by Hechem et al. 2012 p. 314; duplicados B destr., foto F 4012 SI!).



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

    • Hechem et al. (2012)


    Shrub, to 40 cm tall


    Antofagasta, Atacama and Coquimbo

    Distribution and habitat

    Distributed from north of Cobija (Region Antofagata) to south of Vicuña (Region Coquimbo) where it occurs near to sea level to 1300 m. It grows in very in rocky soils in very dry habitats.


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    • 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.