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Schizanthus carlomunozii V.Morales & Muñoz-Schick, var. dilutimaculatus V.Morales & Muñoz-Schick

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  2. genus: Schizanthus >
  3. Family: Solanaceae

Place of Publication

Phytokeys 154: 94 (2020)

Type citation

Chile. Coquimbo: 1 km S Los Vilos, 31°55'17"S, 71°29'03"W, 6 Oct 2008, M. Muñoz 5020 (holotype: SGO! [acc. #157833]).


  • Morales-Fierro et al. (2020): fig. 7e–h
  • Descriptions

    • Morales-Fierro et al. (2020)


    Annual herb up to 70 cm tall.

    Key characteristics

    Similar to S. carlomunozii var. carlomunozii in the size and corolla form but differing in possessing three large, dark spots covering the distal portion of the upper lip. The colour of these spots fade from the bottom to the top (Morales-Fierro et al., 2020).


    Coquimbo and Valparaíso

    Distribution and habitat

    Occurs along the coast between the Regions of Coquimbo (Province of Elqui, 29°25' lat. S) and Valparaíso (Province of Petorca, 32°20' lat. S). 20–350 m above sea level. It grows on dunes and in sandy slopes and recently disturbed roadside verges, often under the shade of shrubs and is associated with Centaurea chilensis, Myrcianthes coquimbensis and Heliotropium stenophyllum (Morales-Fierro et al., 2020).


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    • 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