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Conanthera trimaculata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Tecophilaeaceae
Genus: Conanthera
Ruiz & Pav.[1]
Type species
Conanthera bifolia[1]
Ruiz & Pav.

Cummingia D.Don

Conanthera is a genus of small bulbous plants with small panicles of blue, purple or white and purple flowers. Propagation is by offsets or seed. All species are native to Chile, but there is an old 18th-Century report of C. bifolia occurring in colonial Peru[3] as well. This could possibly be attributed to changes in boundaries between the two countries, as modern sources list the species as endemic to Chile.[2][4]

  1. Conanthera bifolia Ruiz & Pav. - from Valparaíso to La Araucanía
  2. Conanthera campanulata Lindl. - from Antofagasta to La Araucanía
  3. Conanthera parvula (Phil.) Muñoz-Schick - from Valparaíso to La Araucanía
  4. Conanthera trimaculata (D.Don) F.Meigen - central Chile
  5. Conanthera urceolata Ravenna - Atacama


  1. ^ a b "Name - Conanthera Ruiz & Pav.". Tropicos. MBG. Retrieved February 7, 2012. T: Conanthera bifolia Ruiz & Pav. 
  2. ^ a b c "Search for Conanthera". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ specimen collected some time between 1778 and 1788, type of C. bifolia cited by Ruiz López, Hipólito & Pavón, José Antonio. 1802. Florae Peruvianae, et Chilensis Prodromus 3: 68, Conanthera
  4. ^ "Name - Conanthera bifolia Ruiz & Pav. distribution". Tropicos. MBG. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 

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