Additional references on the geography, climate, and flora of Chile

By: Kathy Musial

Kathy Musial is curator of living collections at the Huntington Botanical Gardens where she has worked for more than twenty-five…

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For more information on the geography, climate, and flora of Chile, as introduced in the article by Kathy Musial in the October 2011 issue of Pacific Horticulture, consider the following resources provided by the author:


Dallman, Peter R. 1998. Plant Life in the World’s Mediterranenan Climates. Sacramento: California Native Plant Society.

Davis, SD, VH Heywood, and AC Hamilton. 1994. The Americas. Vol. 3 of Centres of Plant Diversity. Cambridge, UK: IUCN Publications.

di Castri, Francesco, and Harold A Mooney, eds. 1973. Mediterranean Type Ecosystems. Ecological Studies 7. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Enright, Neal J, and Robert S Hill, eds. 1995. Ecology of the Southern Conifers. Carlton: Melbourne University Press.

Gajardo, Rodolfo. 1995. La Vegetación Natural de Chile. Santiago: Editorial Universitaria.

Goodspeed, TH. 1945. “Notes on the vegetation and plant resources of Chile.” In Plants and Plant Science in Latin America, 145-149. Waltham, MA: Chronica Botanica.

Mooney, HA, SL Gulmon, PW Rundel, and J Ehleringer. 1980. “Further observations on the water relations of Prosopis tamarugo of the northern Atacama desert.” Oecologia 44: 177-180.

Moreira-Muñoz, Andrés. 2011. Plant Geography of Chile. New York: Springer.

Musial, Kathy, 2011. “Chilean Adventure: Excerpts from a Travel Diary.” Pacific Horticulture 72 (1): 5-10. (online at

Poole, AL. 1987. Southern Beeches. DSIR Information Series 162. Wellington: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.

Rauh, W. 1985. “The Peruvian-Chilean Deserts.” In Hot Deserts and Arid Shrublands, Vol A, ed. Michael Evenari and Immanuel Noy-Meir. Ecosystems of the World 12A. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Rundel, PW, MO Dillon, B Palma, HA Mooney, SL Gulmon, and JR Ehleringer. 1991. “The phytogeography and ecology of the coastal Atacama and Peruvian deserts.” Aliso 13(1):1-49.

Rundel, Philip W, Michael O Dillon, and Beatriz Palma. “Flora and vegetation of Pan de Azucar National Park in the Atacama desert of northern Chile.” Gayana Bot. 53(2):295-315.

Solbrig, Otto T. 1976. “The origin and floristic affinities of the South American temperate desert and semidesert regions.” In Evolution of Desert Biota, ed. David W Goodall. Austin: University of Texas Press.

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