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Erythrostemon angulatus (Hook. & Arn.) E. Gagnon & G. P. Lewis

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Erythrostemon >
  3. Family: Fabaceae

Type citation

CHILE, Coquimbo, Andacollo, near the Río Hurtado, 1837, C. Gay 525 (holotype ?TL, n.v.; isotype SGO).


Common names

  • yerba buena


  • Lewis (1998): Fig 41(A-N)
  • Descriptions

    • Ulibarri (1996)
    • Lewis (1998)


    Sprawling evergreen shrub to 1 m tall. Flowering and fruiting from August to February.


    Atacama and Coquimbo

    Distribution and habitat

    Restricted to northern Chile from north of Vallenar (province Atacama) to Fray Jorge (province Coquimbo). Desert scrub on hillsides, salt flats, and cliffs from 100-1000 m above sea level.


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


    • Ulibarri (1996)

      Ulibarri, E.A. 1996. Sinopsis de Caesalpinia y Hoffmannseggia (Leguminosae - Caesalpinioideae) de sudamérica. Darwiniana 34(1-4):299-348

    • Lewis (1998)

      Lewis, G.P. 1998. Caesalpinia. A revision of the Poincianell-Erythrostemon Group. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 233 pp.

    • Gagnon et al. (2016)

      Gagnon, E. , Bruneau, A. , Hughes, C.E. , Paganucci de Queiroz, L. , Lewis, G.P. and , 2016. A new generic system for the pantropical Caesalpinia group (Leguminosae). PhytoKeys, 71:1-160