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Image of Ludwigia peploides (Duraznillo de agua). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ludwigia peploides

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 01 03, 2006

 

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Species:  Ludwigia peploides (Humb.Bonpl. & Kunth) P.H.Raven sbsp. montevidensis (Sprengel) Raven
Family:  Onagraceae Identification OK   
Order:  Myrtales
Chilean Name:  Duraznillo de agua
English Name:  (Creeping) waterprimrose
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0025
About 6 Ludwigia in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 45 Onagraceae in Chile and 23 in our data base.

 

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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 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.   Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
White, 5 petals      Perennial     

Foreign    Not Frequent

Height: 60 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Ludwigia peploides (Duraznillo de agua). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ludwigia peploides

VIII Region, Contulmo, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 02 20, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 60 cm.

 

Image of Ludwigia peploides (Duraznillo de agua). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ludwigia peploides

VII Region, Dunas de Putu, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 01 01, 2002

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.
Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Ludwigia peploides (Duraznillo de agua). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ludwigia peploides

VIII Region, Contulmo, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 02 20, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

Useful properties:

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Image of Ludwigia peploides (Duraznillo de agua). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Ludwigia peploides

VIII Region, Contulmo, Chile
Altitude: 300 m. 02 20, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (5) of Ludwigia peploides (Humb.Bonpl. & Kunth) P.H.Raven sbsp. montevidensis (Sprengel) Raven available here

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