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Image of Quinchamalium chilense (Quinchamali). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Quinchamalium chilense

VII Region, Camino a Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 500-2200 m. 01 13, 2006

 

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Species:  Quinchamalium chilense Mol.
Family:  Santalaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Santalales
Chilean Name:  Quinchamali
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0014
About 3 Quinchamalium in Chile and 3 in our data base.
About 10 Santalaceae in Chile and 4 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   
1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Yellow, 5 petals      Perennial   Creeping Plant     

Native    Very Frequent

Height: 20 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Quinchamalium chilense (Quinchamali). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Quinchamalium chilense

VII Region, Camino a Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 500-2200 m. 01 13, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial
Creeping Plant

Flower: Yellow, 5 petals

Height: 20 cm.

 

Image of Quinchamalium chilense (Quinchamali). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Quinchamalium chilense

VII Region, Camino a Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 500-2200 m. 01 13, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys

 

Watering conditions:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Quinchamalium chilense (Quinchamali). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Quinchamalium chilense

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tasas, Chile
Altitude: 900-2200 m. 01 01, 2002

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

Image of Quinchamalium chilense (Quinchamali). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Quinchamalium chilense

VII Region, Camino a Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 700-2200 m. 01 24, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (4) of Quinchamalium chilense Mol. available here

More species from the same Santalaceae family in our data base:

Arjona patagonica

Myoschilos oblongum (Orocoipo / Codocoipo)

Nanodea muscosa

Quinchamalium chilense (Quinchamali)

Quinchamalium dombeyi

 

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