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Schizanthus litoralis var. humilis (Lindl.) V. Morales & Muñoz-Schick

Place of Publication

Phytokeys 154: 83 (2020)

Type citation

CHILE. Valparaíso: H Cuming 712 (Lectotype designated by Grau and Gronbach 1984, pg. 143 [as type]: BM [BM000994719]; Isolectotypes: E [E00089563, E00089564 pro parte]).



  • 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


  • Morales-Fierro et al. (2020): fig. 5(f.g)



Distribution and habitat

There is just one known population of this species in the Region of Valparaíso at Pichicuy (sea-level to 40 metres). Occurs in a narrow zone on the leeward side of sand dunes and is associated with Ambrosia chamissonis, Solanum coquimbensis and Senecio bahioides (Morales-Fierro et al., 2020).


  • Morales-Fierro et al. (2020)

Key characteristics

Differs from S. litoralis subsp. litoralis in having distinctive purple venation at the base of all corolla lobes. The inferior corolla lobes are dark purple (Morales-Fierro et al., 2020).