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Image of Calceolaria paralia (Capachito de las vegas / topa-topa). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calceolaria paralia

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2550 m. 12 26, 2005

 

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Species:  Calceolaria paralia Cav.
Family:  Scrophulariaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Scrophulariales
Chilean Name:  Capachito de las vegas , topa-topa
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Record:  0040
About 94 Calceolaria in Chile and 40 in our data base.
About 159 Scrophulariaceae in Chile and 72 in our data base.

 

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 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     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.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Yellow, 2 petals      Perennial     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 50 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Calceolaria paralia (Capachito de las vegas / topa-topa). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calceolaria paralia

VII Region, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 1400 m. 01 01, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Yellow, 2 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Calceolaria paralia (Capachito de las vegas / topa-topa). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calceolaria paralia

VII Región, Los Queñes, Chile
Altitude: 800 m. 12 30, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).
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.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Calceolaria paralia (Capachito de las vegas / topa-topa). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calceolaria paralia

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2550 m. 12 26, 2005

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Calceolaria paralia (Capachito de las vegas / topa-topa). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calceolaria paralia

VII Región, Los Queñes, Chile
Altitude: 800 m. 12 30, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.

 

Relatively easy to cultivate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (5) of Calceolaria paralia Cav. available here

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Calceolaria arachnoidea

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Calceolaria ascendens subsp. ascendens (Capachito)

Calceolaria biflora

Calceolaria cana (Salsilla / Zarcilla)

Calceolaria cavanillesii (Capachito)

Calceolaria collina ssp. collina

Calceolaria corymbosa

Calceolaria corymbosa ssp. corymbosa

Calceolaria corymbosa ssp. floccosa

Calceolaria corymbosa ssp. mimuloides (Capachito)

Calceolaria corymbosa subsp. santiagina

Calceolaria dentata ssp. araucana (Capachito)

Calceolaria filicaulis ssp. filicaulis (Capachito de las vegas / Arguenita)

Calceolaria filicaulis

Calceolaria flavovirens

Calceolaria glandulosa

Calceolaria hypericina

Calceolaria inamoena

Calceolaria integrifolia

Calceolaria meyeniana (Capachito de la cordillera)

Calceolaria morisii (Capachito)

Calceolaria nitida

Calceolaria nudicaulis

Calceolaria pallida

Calceolaria paposana

Calceolaria paralia (Capachito de las vegas / topa-topa)

Calceolaria petiolaris (Capachito)

Calceolaria polifolia (Capachito)

Calceolaria polyrhiza

Calceolaria purpurea

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Calceolaria thyrsiflora (Capachito)

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