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The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Gymnophyton foliosum Phil.

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

Place of Publication

Fl. Atacam: 42 (1860a)

Type citation

"In valle Taltal legi (ad. c. 25° 25' lat. m) des Atacamensis, XII-1853, E.A. Philippi (Type: SGO)



  • Mathias & Constance (1962): Fig. 21. (a-g)
  • Descriptions

    • Mathias & Constance (1962)


    Spreading, spinescent shrub 10-100 meters tall. Flowering September to February.

    Key characteristics

    Close to G. spinosissimum but differing by having divided leaves and stalked flowers and fruits


    Tarapacá, Antofagasta, Atacama and Coquimbo

    Distribution and habitat

    Northern Chile in desert flood plains and rocky slopes 10- 400 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

    • Mathias & Constance (1962)

      Mathias , M.E. and Constance, L. 1962. A revision of Asteriscium and related Hydrocotyloid Umbelliferae. University of California Publications in Botany 33(2):99-184