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The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Eremocharis fruticosa Phil.

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Eremocharis >
  3. Family: Apiaceae

Place of Publication

Fl. Atacam: 25, pl. 2b. (1860a)

Type citation

"Cachinal de la Costa", XII-1853, R. A. Philippi (Type: SGO)



  • Mathias & Constance (1962): Fig. 23. (a-g)
  • Descriptions

    • Mathias & Constance (1962)


    Shrub or woody-based perennial 0.5-2 m tall. Flowering from September to January

    Key characteristics

    The only species of Eremocharis native to Chile.


    Tarapacá, Antofagasta and Atacama

    Distribution and habitat

    Restricted to desert plains in northern Chile from 200-700 metres above sea level.


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


    • Philippi R.A. (1860a)

      Philippi, R.A. 1860a. Florula Atacamensis seu enumeratio plantarum, quas in itinere per desertum Atacamense. Sumptibus E. Anton