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The Endemic Plants of Chile

Asteraceae

Ophryosporus paradoxus (Hook. & Arn.) B.D.Jacks.

Place of Publication

Index Kew. 2(3): 354 (1894)

Type citation

Chile. Region V Valparaíso: T.C. Bridges 52 (lectotype, selected by Plos and Sancho (2013: 336): E [E00249901, photo!]; isolectotypes: K [K486667, photo!], W [W0018468, photo!]); remaining syntypes: Valparaíso, H. Cuming 337, K [K486668, photo!], E [E249900, E249902, photo!]; W [W0018467, photo!]. Valparaíso, J.Gillies (not seen).

Synonyms

References

  • Jackson (1894)

    Jackson, B. D. 1894. Index Kewensis, an enumeration of the genera and species of Flowering plants, vol. 2(3). Oxford: at The Clarendon press

  • Merklinger &, Luebert (2020)

    Merklinger, F.F. and Luebert, F 2020. Notes on the genus Ophryosporus (Asteraceae, Eupatorieae) in Chile. Phytokeys 161: 61–77

Regions

Atacama, Coquimbo, Valparaíso and Metropolitana

Distribution and habitat

This is the southernmost species of Ophryosporus in Chile, distributed from Region Metropolitana de Santiago northward to the Region Atacama. It is not strictly limited to the coast but also occurs further inland, for example in the Cuesta Las Chilcas or Andacollo (Merklinger & Leubert, 2020).

Distribution

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Key characteristics

This species is a very distinct and can be differentiated from O. triangularis by its larger, lanceolate and rather papery leaves with strongly lobed margins, as opposed to the small, triangular, slightly fleshy leaves with revolute margins in O. triangularis. The secondary inflorescences are thyrsoid, emerge terminally and produce florets with white corollas and a pappus of white bristle-like hairs (setae) up to c. 3 mm long (Merklinger & Leubert, 2020).

Notes

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