Alstroemeria espigonensis Ravenna
  • Ravenna, Onira 5: 19 (2000)

This taxon is accepted by WCS higher taxonomy

General Description

Planta 4 7-97 cm alta. Caules vegetativi ad 59 cm alti, foliis pluribus, sparsis, oblanceolatis, subpetiolatis, resupinatis, acutis, textura tenuia, in facie adaxiali srepe nervosis, 6-12 cm longa et 11-36 mm lata, quinque superioris congestis sed duis vel tribus apicalibus minoribus. Caulis floriferus foliosus seu foliis multo reductis, haud resupinatis, acutis, remotisque, 20-30 mm longis et 4-7 mm latis. Folia involucralia parva, lanceolata, 12-14 mm longa et 2-3 mm lata, seu oblanceolato-cuspidata, 28-70 mm longa et 7-19 mm lata. Inflorescentia 4-6-radiata, radiis unifloribus, nudis, 20-30 mm longis, in fructificatio atque 48 mm longis. Ovarium truncate obovatum, sexcostulatum, 3.3-4 mm longum et 2-2.2 mm latum. Perigonium patens vel modice ascendens, oblique infundibulatum, prresertim rubro-aurantiacum, 28-30 mm longum et 18-22 in diametro verticale. Tepala oblanceolata medio superiore, prrecipue ad lateras minute fusco-striolata; exteriora ad apicem viridi-tincta, cuspidata; exteriorisuperius cum interiori lateralia 27-29 mm long a et 7-10 mm lata; exteriori-lateralia cum interiori-inferius 25-27 mm long a et 7-10 mm lata. Filamenta stricte fasciculatodeclinata, breviora ad 22 mm longa, longiora 25-26 mm longa. Antherre post dehiscentiam ellipticre, 2-2.9 mm longre. Stylus non visus. Capsula late elliptica, apice ultra cycatricem conico, 14-16 mm longa et 11-12.5 mm lata.

Diagnostic Description

A. espigonensis seems closely related to A. gardneri Baker (loc. cit.). It differs from it in the herbaceous, thin-textured leaves, which are scattered along the vegetative stem. The writer examined a photograph of the type specimen of A. gardneri: It shows a vetative stem and a flower stem; the former displays a low number of somewhat crowded, flexuose, coriaceous, or at least firm-textured leaves; the latter bear flowers with narrower tepals than in the present species.


Known from the Espigao Maestre massif, about 100 km WSW of Barreiras, Bahia state, Brazil, and from Serra dos Pirineus, E of Piren6polis, Goias state, as well; altitude 7 50-1000 m.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Brazil Brazil Northeast


  • 1 Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 2 , New or interesting Alstroemeriaceae II. Onira; Botanical Leaflets 5, 17-23 (2000).

 Information From

WCS higher taxonomy
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