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Bolax is a genus of flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, with 4 or 5 species. It is endemic to temperate South America.

Chareta (Bolax Gummifera) mound on Carelo Island, Ushuaia, Argentina.jpg
Bolax gummifera, known as Chareta
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Subfamily: Azorelloideae
Genus: Bolax
Comm. ex Juss.


It resembles moss, but is firm and prickly and tends to grow in mounds. It can be found in Tierra del Fuego and on the Falkland Islands.