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Heliotropium inconspicuum Reiche

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Heliotropium >
  3. Family: Heliotropiaceae

Place of Publication

Anales Univ. Chile 121: 245 (1907)

Type citation

Based on Cochranea parviflora Phil. Región de Antofagasta, Prov. Antofagasta, Breas in deserto Atacama, 1888, A. Larranaga s.n. (holotype: SGO 54431.

Synonyms

Iconography

  • Finger & Teillier (2010):
  • Descriptions

    • Luebert (2013)

    Habit

    Erect shrubs, 0.3–1 m tall. Flowering from September to November.

    Regions

    Antofagasta and Atacama

    Habitat

    Desert and Desert fog oasis

    Distribution and habitat

    Coastal hills of the province of Antofagasta and Chañaral between 25°5'S and 26°8'S. Hillsides and coastal desert between 100–780 meters above sea level. Forms part of the coastal scrub in the fog zone where the dominant species are Balbisia pedunculata, Eulychnia iquiquensis, Euphorbia lactiflua, Nolana ramosissima and Oxalis gigantea.

    Distribution

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    References

    • Reiche (1907c)

      Reiche, K.F. 1907. Estudios criticos sobre la flora de Chile. Anales de la Universidad de Chile 121:227-250, 803-835

    • Finger & Teillier (2010)

      Finger, K. and Teillier, S. 2010. Contribuciôn al conocimiento de la flora endémica de Taltal y Paposo, Region de Antofagasta (II), Chile. Chloris Chilensis 13.

    • Luebert (2013)

      Luebert, F. 2013. A revision of Heliotropium sect. Cochranea (Heliotropiaceae). Kew Bulletin 68(1): 1-54.