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The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Plectocephalus bulbosus (Hook & Arn.) Penneck. & Chaura

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  2. genus: Plectocephalus >

Type citation

Chile: Valparaíso Region, Valparaíso Province, Plasilla near Valparaíso, 1831, H. Cuming 396 (Lectotype designated here: K 000527776!; isolectotypes E 00394714!, E 00394716!, FI 004938!, K 000527777!, P 00703647!). Other syntype: CHILE: Valparaíso Region, Valparaíso Province, La Plasilla near Valparaíso, T. Bridges 119 (E 00394715!)



Flowers December to January

Key characteristics

Differs from other species by the middle leaves being linear, with entire and rolled margins


Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Biobío, Araucanía and Los Lagos

Distribution and habitat

Found between the Provinces of Elqui and Malleco (30°15’-37°48’ lat. S), from 10-500 m above sea level. It grows in dry, open matorral.


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  • Hooker W.J. (1835c)

    Hooker, W.J. 1835c. Companion to the Botanical Magazine, vol. 1(4). London: Edward Couchman