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The Endemic Plants of Chile

Griseliniaceae

Griselinia jodinifolia (Griseb.) Taub.

Place of Publication

Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 16: 390 (1893)

Type citation

Based on Decostea jodonifolia Griseb. Chile. Valdivia, W. Lechler 192 (Holotype: W; Isotype: K)

Synonyms

Common names

  • tribillo (Dillon & Muñoz-Schick (1993))

References

  • Taubert (1893)

    Taubert, P.H.W. 1893. Revision der Gattung Grisleinia. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 16: 386-392

  • Dillon & Muñoz-Schick (1993)

    Dillon, M.O. and Muñoz-Schick, M. 1993. A revision of the dioecious genus Griselinia (Griseliniaceae), including a new species from the coastal Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Brittonia 45(4): 261-274

Iconography

  • Muñoz-Pizarro (1966): lam. 78

Regions

Maule, Biobío, Araucanía, Los Ríos, Los Lagos and Ñuble

Distribution and habitat

An extensive distribution in the Coastal Cordillera from sea level to 800 m. Coastal evergreen rainforest and sometimes seen as wind-pruned shrub growing close to the sea on exposed rocky slopes.

Descriptions

  • Dillon & Muñoz-Schick (1993)

Habit

Evergreen tree to 10m tall.

Key characteristics

Very distinctive species; leaves ovate-rhomboid with spiny margins. Flowering from August to November and fruiting from December to January.