Tupa rosada (Lobelia bridgesii)

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Illustration of Lobelia bridgesii by Ann Fleming

Species: Lobelia bridgesii
Common Name: Tupa rosada
Status: Vulnerable, IUCN Red List
Range: Chile

Map of South America illustrating the range of Lobelia bridgesii

Artist: Ann Fleming
Artist Home Country: United States
Medium: Colored Pencil and Graphite

Central Chile has been identified as one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Scientists at the Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, and at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland, have created in-country conservation programs coupled with in-captivity cultivation of some of this region’s plants.



A specimen of Tupa rosada (Lobelia bridgesii) from the museum's herbarium collection:

National Herbarium preserved specimen of Lobelia bridgesii