Place of Publication
Fl. Atacam: 38 (1860a)
Chile, in regioni litorali deserti herbosa ad Cachinal de la Costa, 13 Dec. 1853, R A. Philippi s.n. (lectotype: SGO 42217, selected by Johnston (1928b: 37); isolectotype: B†.
- Least Concern (Luebert (2013))
- Luebert (2013)
Decumbent shrub 15–30 cm tall. Flowering from September to November.
Easily distinguished from other Chilean species by its orange flowers.
Distribution and habitat
Coastal distribution in the provinces of Chañaral and Copiapó between 24°56'S to 27°4'S. Arid habitats out of the fog zone (except at some lower elevations) from sea level to 100 metres. Forms pat of the coastal scrub vegetation with species such as Heliotropium pycnophyllum, Gypothamnium pinifolium, Oxyphyllum ulicinum, and Gymnophyton foliosum (Luebert, 2013).
DistributionShow all locations
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
Luebert, F. 2013. A revision of Heliotropium sect. Cochranea (Heliotropiaceae). Kew Bulletin 68(1): 1-54.