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Ochagavia litoralis (Phil.) Zizka, Trumpler & Zoellner

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

Place of Publication

Willdenowia 32: 340 (2002)

Type citation

Colchagua, Volckmann s.n.(SGO-46374!). Lectotype (designated by J.V. Schneider et al., 2012)


Common names

  • calilla, chupón

Conservation status

  • Vulnerable (Zizka et al. (2009))


  • Muñoz-Pizarro (1966): t. 19
  • Descriptions

    • Zizka et al. (2002)


    Rosette-forming, sometimes in extensive colonies. Stems to over 20 cm long.

    Key characteristics

    Leaf blades 15-45 x c.1.3 cm long, densely whitish lepidote (covered with scales).


    Coquimbo, Valparaíso and Metropolitana

    Distribution and habitat

    Restricted to coastal areas from Illapel (Coquimbo Region) to Colchagua (O'Higgins region) where it occurs on rocks and steep cliffs among sclerophyllous vegetation, 10-250 m elevation.


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    • 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

    • Schneider et al. (2012)

      Schneider, J.V. , Zizka, G. and Muñoz-Schick., M. 2012. Notes on the typification of Ochagavia litoralis (Bromelioideae, Bromeliaceae) Phytotaxa 56:21-22