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Ochagavia andina (Phil.) Zizka, Trumpler & Zoellner

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Ochagavia >
  3. Family: Bromeliaceae

Place of Publication

Willdenowia 32: 343 (2002)

Type citation

Based on Rhodostachys andina “An Andibus depart. Linares invenit orn. Germain”. (Holotype in SGO (No.46378); FR [photo!]. Isotype G).


Common names

  • cardoncillo.

Conservation status

  • Endangered (Zizka et al. (2009))


Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Maule and Ñuble

Distribution and habitat

From Cachapoal (O'Higgins Region) to Biobio (Biobio Region) from 700-2500 m.


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The distribution of this species is incompletely known. According to Zizka (2002) some specimens are not easy to discriminate from 0. litoralis, but in their opinion the distribution and altitudinal range justifies maintenance of 0. andina as a separate species.

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


  • Zizka et al. (2009)

    Zizka , G. , Schmidt, M. , Schulte, K. , Nova, P. , Pinto, R. and König, K. 2009. Chilean Bromeliaceae: diversity, distribution and evaluation of conservation status. Biodiversity and Conservation 18: 2449-2471

  • Zizka et al. (2002)

    Zizka, G. , Trumpler, K and Zöllner, O 2002. Revision of the genus Ochagavia (Bromeliaceae, Bromelioideae). Willdenowia 32:331–350