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Latua pubiflora (Griseb.) Baill.

Place of Publication

Hist. Pl. [Baill.] 9: 334 (1888)

Type citation

“In sylvis montainis, pr. Ancud, flores coccinei, incolis Taio, Jul. m. W. Lechler 880 [Holotype GOET; Isotype K]


Common names

  • árbol de los brujos (Plowman et al. (1971))
  • palo de bruja (Plowman et al. (1971))
  • palo de los brujos (Plowman et al. (1971))
  • palo mato (Plowman et al. (1971))


  • Baillon (1888)

    Baillon, H.E. 1888. Histoire des plantes 9:225-491

  • Plowman et al. (1971)

    Plowman, T. , Gyllenhaal, L.O. and Lindgren, J.E. 1971. Latua pubiflora magic plant from southern Chile. Botanical Museum Leaflets Harvard University 23(2):61-92


  • Plowman et al. (1971)


Deciduous, spiny shrub or small multi-stemmed tree 2-10 m tall


Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.