Rediscovery of a species and its new classification as a subspecies of Alstroemeria garaventae (Alstroemeriaceae) de Chile

Authors

  • Mélica Muñoz-Schick Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Quinta Normal, Santiago, Chile
  • María Teresa Eyzaguirre Fundación R.A. Philippi de Estudios Naturales, Santiago, Chile
  • Andrés Moreira-Muñoz Instituto de Geografía, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile

Keywords:

nueva subespecie, Alstroemeria, distribución, Chile

Abstract

We redescribed an uncertain species from the Achibueno and Ancoa valleys, Linares province, Chile. We have changed its status to a subspecies: Alstroemeria garaventae subsp. longaviensis. It differs from the typical subspecies in the minor size of the tepals of the inflorescense leaves, shows a southern distribution and grows at lower altitude than the typical subspecies.

 

Published

2019-12-31

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