The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Oxalidaceae

Oxalis virgosa Molina

Place of Publication

Sag. Stor. Nat. Chili: 132–133, 352 (1782)

Synonyms

References

  • Molina (1782)

    Molina, G.I. 1782. Saggio sulla Storia Naturale del Chili. Bologna: Nella stamperia d S. Tommafo d’ Aquino

  • Heibl (2005)

    Heibl, C 2005. Studies on the systematics, evolution and biogeography of Oxalis sections Caesiae, Carnosae, and Giganteae, endemic to the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Diploma thesis. University of Munich, Germany.

Iconography

  • Heibl (2005): Fig. 15

Regions

Atacama, Coquimbo and Valparaíso

Habitat

Desert and Desert fog oases (Lomas)

Distribution and habitat

Distributed from from the coast at Carrizal Alto (Region Atacama) to Punta Herradura (coastal) and inland to Cuesta de las Cardas near La Serena (Region Valparaíso). Here it growws on stony slopes and plateaus in the coastal fog oasis of in semi desert areas.

Habit

Perennial. Pachycaulous shrub up to 2 m tall.

Notes

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