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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist

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Tristerix aphyllus (Miers ex DC.) Barlow & Wiens

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Tristerix >
  3. Family: Loranthaceae

Place of Publication

Brittonia 25(1): 39 (1973)


Common names

  • Quintral del Quisco (Kuijt (1988a))


Commonly parasitic on Echinopsis chiloensis but it also parasitises other species of cacti including Eulychnia acida


Atacama, Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana and Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins

Distribution and habitat

Desert and Mediterranean areas from southern Atacama to the O'Higgins Region


  • Barlow & Weins (1973)

    Barlow, B. A. and Weins, D. 1973. The classification of the generic segregates of Phrygilanthus (=Notanthera) of the Loranthaceae Brittonia 25(1):26-39

  • Kuijt (1988b)

    Kuijt, J. 1988b. Revision of Tristerix (Loranthaceae). Systematic Botany Monographs 19:1-61

  • Lucero et al. (2014)

    Lucero, F. , Botto-Mahan, C. , Medel, R. and Fontúrbel, F. 2014. New insights on the mistletoe Tristerix aphyllus (Loranthaceae): interaction with diurnal and nocturnal frugivorous species. Gayana. Botánica 71(2): 270-272