Gunnera tinctoria

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Gunnera tinctoria
Gunnera tinctoria


Taxonavigation: Gunnerales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Gunnerales

Familia: Gunneraceae
Genus: Gunnera
Species: Gunnera tinctoria
Varietates: G. t. var. meyeri – G. t. var. tinctoria – G. t. var. valdiviensis


Gunnera tinctoria (Molina) Mirb., 1805


  • Basionym
    • Panke tinctoria Molina, Sag. Stor. Nat. Chili: 143 (1782).
  • Homotypic
    • Gunnera scabra Ruiz & Pav., Fl. Peruv. 1: 29 (1798), nom. superfl.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • Argentina South, Chile Central, Chile South
  • Introduced into:
    • Azores, France, Great Britain, Ireland

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page
  • Mora-Osejo, L.E., Pabón-Mora, N. & González, F. (2011). Flora Neotropica, Monograph 109: 1-166.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Chilean rhubarb
suomi: Värigunnera
magyar: Óriásrebarbara
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