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Griselinia jodinifolia (Griseb.) Taub.

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Griselinia >
  3. Family: Griseliniaceae

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)


Common names

  • tribillo


  • Muñoz-Pizarro (1966): lam. 78
  • Descriptions

    • Dillon & Muñoz-Schick (1993)


    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.


    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.


    • 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