Chilean name for Tecophilaea cyanocrocus

Jane McGary
Sat, 06 Jan 2007 17:43:58 PST
Jim McKenney asked
>Can anyone tell me the Chilean name for Tecophilaea cyanocrocus? A friend of
>a friend is from Chile, and I thought it would be interesting to see if she
>had ever heard of it.

Since T. cyanocrocus has been considered extinct in Chile for many decades 
until recently rediscovered, no common name is likely to be recorded. 
However, the common names for the less extinguished T. violaeflora are 
Violeta de la Cordillera and Violeta de Hojas Largas (violet of the 
mountain range and long-leaved violet), according to Hoffmann's Flora 
Silvestre de Chile, Zona Central.

Jane McGary

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