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Haplopappus reicheanus H.M.Hall

Place of Publication

Publ. Carnegie Inst. Wash. 389: 324 (1928)

Type citation

Type:—CHILE. Región Metropolitana de Santiago: Provincia de Chacabuco, Altos de Tiltil, April 1895, Julius Philippi s.n. (lectotype designated by Klingenberg (2007: 300): SGO 57522!; isotype: SGO 44187!).


  • Hall (1928)

    Hall, H.M. 1928. The genus Haplopappus. A phylogenetic study in the Compositae. Publications of the Carnegie Institution of Washington 389: 1-391

  • García et al. (2018)

    García, N. , Medina, P. and Morales, V. 2018. Haplopappus mieresii sp. nov. (Asteraceae) and the reinstatement of H. reicheanus from central Chile. Phytotaxa 376(2): 103–113


  • García et al. (2018): Fig 4, 5.

Distribution and habitat

Known from a few mountainous areas of central Chile between the localities of Cerro Tabaco (32°39’S) and Altos de Chicauma (33°11’S). In Altos de Chicauma it inhabits shady, rocky outcrops on south-facing slopes, between elevations of 1200 and 1500 m above sea level. The surrounding vegetation consists of sclerophyllous forest and scrub vegetation with Cryptocarya alba, Porlieria chilensis, Quillaja saponaria and Viviania crenata (García et al. (2018).

Conservation status

  • Endangered B1+B2ab(iii), (García et al. (2018))


  • García et al. (2018)


Evergreen shrub 0.3–0.6 m tall.

Key characteristics

Similar to H. decurrens but differs by having cauline leaves mostly obovate to suborbicular (vs. oblong to oboblong wider than 2.5 cm (vs. 1 or less cm wide), capitula sessile to subsessile (vs. short-pedunculate), and phyllaries recurved with three conspicuous parallel veins abaxially (vs. straight with one conspicuous vein) (García et al. 2018).