Argylia potentillifolia DC.

  • Authority

    Gentry, Alwyn H. 1992. Bignoniaceae--part II (Tribe Tecomeae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 25: 1-370. (Published by NYBG Press)

  • Family

    Bignoniaceae

  • Scientific Name

    Argylia potentillifolia DC.

  • Type

    Type. Chile. Coquimbo, Gay s.n. of 1839 (holotype, G-DC; isotypes, GH, US).

  • Synonyms

    Argylia potentillifolia var. beta Clos

  • Description

    Species Description - Like the Argentinian A. robusta, an erect herb with an elongate simply racemose inflorescence with a well-developed peduncle, and relatively large and rather shallowly incised leaflets. It differs from A. robusta in the 5-11-foliolate leaves with narrower much more evenly incised oblanceolate leaflets. It has the long linear capsule (35-70 cm long) of the A. radiata group and is morphologically rather intermediate between A. robusta and A. adscendens.

  • Distribution

    Restricted to the Central Chilean Andes from 27°20'S to 30°S, between 900 and 3500 m elevation.

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