Author:(D.J. Ferguson & R. Kiesling) E.F. Anderson.
Synonym:Puna bonnieae D.J.Ferguson & R.Kiesling 1997,
-The name Puna derives from the indigenous word "Puna" that indicate the western region up to 4500 m that extends from the Peru, going throughout Bolivia to the Argentinean North. Delimited at west by a costal chain of high volcanic picks and by the Cordillera mountainous chain to the east. The Argentinean Puna is the natural continuation of the Bolivian highland.