Place of Publication
Phytokeys 154: 91 (2020)
Type. Chile. Coquimbo: Carretera Panamericana, entre la Quebrada de El Teniente a Talinay, 21 Aug 1963, C. Muñoz & E. Sierra s.n. (holotype: SGO! [acc. #075670]; isotype: SGO! [acc. #075671]).
- Morales-Fierro et al. (2020): fig. 7a–d
- Morales-Fierro et al. (2020)
Morales-Fierro et al. (2020)
Morales-Fierro, Vanezza , Muñoz-Schick, Mélica and Moreira-Muñoz, Andrés 2020. Synopsis of Schizanthus Ruiz & Pav. (Solanaceae), a genus endemic to the southern Andes. PhytoKeys 154: 57–102
Annual herb to 45cm tall
Differs from all other species in the genus in its large flowers (20–34 mm long, 18–40 mm wide) with a very distinctive pattern on the upper lip of the corolla, with one medium or large delimited spot on the upper part of each lateral lobe. These spots reaching the margin of the lobes. The upper middle lobe also has two small or medium dark spots on the margins of it (Morales-Fierro et al., 2020).
Distribution and habitat
Distributed along the coast of the Region of Coquimbo (Provinces of Elqui and Limarí, 29°35'–31°10' lat. S). 20–350 m above sea level. It grows under the shade of shrubs close to the sea; and along roadsides, sandy slopes and dry fields (Morales-Fierro et al., 2020).