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Traubia modesta (Phil.) Ravenna

Place of Publication

Plant Life 30: 31 (1974)


Common names

  • añañuca modesta (Ravenna (1974))
  • añañuca blanca (Ravenna (1974))


  • Ravenna (1974)

    Ravenna, P. F. 1974. Contribution to South American Amaryllidaceae IV. Plant Life 30: 29-80

  • Paredes et al., (2014)

    Peredes, K , Delaveau, C. , Carrasco, P , Baeza, , C , Mora, F and Uribe, M.E. 2014. In vitro bulbing for the propagation of Traubia modesta (Amaryllidaceae), A threatened plant endemic to Chile. Ciencia e Investigación Agraria. 41. 207-214.

  • García et al. (2019)

    García, N , Meerow, A W , Arroyo-Leuenberger, S , Oliveira, R S , Dutilh, J H , Soltis, P S and Judd, W S 2019. Generic classification of Amaryllidaceae tribe Hippeastreae. Taxon 68(3):1-18


Coquimbo, Valparaíso and Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins

Distribution and habitat

It inhabits the coastal zones and hills from the south of Coquimbo Region (29° 54′ S, 71° 15′ W) to the Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins Region (34° 10′ S, 70° 43′ W) (Baeza et al., 2009). At Pichidangui it grows with Leucocoryne violacescens, Sisyrinchium graminifolium, Conanthera campanulata and Tecophilea violaeflora.


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