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Myrtaceae

Legrandia concinna (Phil.) Kausel

Place of Publication

Revista Argent. Agron. 11(4): 322 (1944)

Type citation

Based on Eugenia concinna Phil. Chile: "In cordillera de Linares dicta in praedio Culmen" Germain s.n.; (holotype:SGO; isotypes: MICH, W(photo, F-31562)).

Synonyms

Common names

  • luma del norte, luma blanca (Landrum (1988))

References

  • Kausel (1944)

    Kausel, E 1944. Contrbución al estudio de las Mirtáceas chilenas. Revista Argentina de Agronomía 11(4):320-327

  • Landrum (1986)

    Landrum, L.R. 1986. Campomanesia, Pimenta, Blepharocalyx, Legrandia, Acca, Myrrhinum and Luma. Flora Neotropica Monograph 45:131-133

  • Gajardo et al. (1987)

    Gajardo, R. , Serra, M.Y. and Grez, I. 1987. Fichas técnicas de lugares específicos con presencia de es pecies leñosas amenazadas de extinción. CONAF, Programa de Protección y Recuperación de la Flora Nativa de Chile.

  • Landrum (1988)

    Landrum, L R 1988. The Myrtle Family (Myrtaceae) in Chile. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 45(12):277-317

  • Hechenleitner et al. (2005)

    Hechenleitner, P. , Gardner, M.F. , Thomas, P.I. , Echeverría, C , Escobar, B. , Brownless, P. and Martínez A., C. 2005. Plantas amenazadas del centro-sur de Chile: distribución, conservación y propagación, 1a edición. Valdivia: Trama Impresores S.A

  • Martínez et al. (2006)

    Martínez, C. , Premoli, A. , Echeverría, C. , Thomas, P and Hechenleitner, P. 2006. Restricted gene flow across fragmented populations of Legrandia concinna, a threatened Myrtaceae endemic to south-central Chile. Bosque 32(1): 30-38.

  • Muñoz-Schick & Serra (2006a)

    Muñoz-Schick, M. and Serra, M.T. 2006a. Legrandia concinna. Documento de Trabajo. Estado de Conservación de Plantas de Chile, MNHN-CONAMA .

  • Donoso et al. (2006)

    Donoso Z., C. , Zúñiga, A. and Utreras, F. 2006. Amomyrtus meli (Phil.) D. Legrand & Kausel. In: Donoso, C (Ed.), Las especies arbóreas de los bosques templados de Chile y Argentina : autoecología, pp. 158-165. Marisa Cuneo Ed. Valdivia, Chile. Concepción, Chile.

Iconography

  • Hechenleitner et al. (2005): pag. 81
  • Landrum (1988): fig. 5(a-f)

Regions

Maule and Ñuble

Distribution and habitat

This threatened species has a discontinuous distribution in the Andean and pre-Andean Cordilleras from province Talca (35°16'S) to province Ñuble (36°41'S) It has an altitudinal range of between 400 and 1000 m and usually grows in dense forest on poorly drained soils or close to watercourses. It is often associated with Nothofagus glauca, N. obliqua but associated species can include Aextoxicon punctatum, Cryptocarya alba, Laurelia sempervirens, Lomatia hirsuta, Persea ligue and Quillaja saponaria.

Distribution

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Conservation status

  • Critically Endangered CR B2ab(i-iii,v) (Hechenleitner et al. (2005))
  • Endangered En B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) (Muñoz-Schick & Serra (2006a))

Descriptions

  • Landrum (1988)

Habit

Evergreen small tree to 8 m tall

Key characteristics

Readily recognized by having 4-angled young twigs, single-flowered peduncles, leaf-like bracteoles and the underside of leaves having cavities (dumatia) in the axils of the main veins. the leaves also have ciliate margins.