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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist

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Schizanthus litoralis Phil. var. litoralis

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Schizanthus >
  3. Family: Solanaceae

Place of Publication

Anales Univ. Chile 91: 118 (1895b)

Type citation

CHILE. Valparaíso: “Médanos Concon”, 10 Dec 1884, F Philippi s.n. (Lectotype designated by Grau and Gronbach 1984, pg. 136 [as type]: SGO [SGO000004531 = 055374]).



  • Morales-Fierro et al. (2020): fig. 5a–d
  • Descriptions

    • Morales-Fierro et al. (2020)

    Key characteristics

    A delicate plant, flowers with noticeable dark purple to burgundy colour on the lower lip and faint or no spotting on the lobes, except on the yellow area of the upper middle lobe (Morales-Fierro et al., 2020).


    Antofagasta, Atacama, Coquimbo and Valparaíso

    Distribution and habitat

    A limited distribution along the coast of Region Valparaíso (between the Provinces of Petorca and Valparaíso, 32°30'–33°10' lat. S). Grows in sandy soil and between the fissures of the coastal rocks. Forms part of the coastal scrubland (Morales-Fierro et al., 2020).


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


    • Philippi R.A. (1895b)

      Philippi, R.A. 1895b. Plantas nuevas Chilenas de las familais que corresponden al tomo V de la obra de Gay. Anales de la Universidad de Chile 91: 5-47, 105-160, 243-275, 415-432, 487-526, 607-635

    • 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