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Nolana onoana M.O.Dillon & M.Nakaz.

Place of Publication

Arnaldoa 14(2): 199 (-203, 205; figs. 6-8, 10C-D). (2007)

Type citation

CHILE. Región II (Antofagasta), Prov. Antofagasta, 15-17 km S of La Negra near southern end of Quebrada de Mateo, ca. 32 km SSE of Antofagasta, ca. 600 m, (23°54’S, 70°18’W), 20 Oct 1988, M.O. Dillon & D. Dillon 5729 (holotype: SGO; isotypes: F, MAK, US)


  • Dillon et al. (2007)

    Dillon, M. O. , Arancio, G. and Leubert, F. 2007. Five new species of Nolana (Solanaceae-Nolaneae) from Chile. Arnaldoa 14(2): 191-212




Desert and Desert fog oases (Lomas)

Distribution and habitat

Recorded from a very few localities in northern Atacama desert and having a geographic range of over 100 kms from just north of Antofagasta to south of Tocopilla. (Dillon et al., 2007)


Robust annual to 1 m tall. Flowering October to December.

Key characteristics

Nolana onoana can be distinguished from all other northern Chilean Nolana taxa by its densely crowded leaves and erect habit reaching 1 m tall.