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Image of Cuscuta sp. #0053

Region Metropolitana, Embalse Yeso, Chile
Altitude: 1400-2900 m. 02 27, 2006

 

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Species:  Cuscuta sp. #0053
Family:  Cuscutaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
Order:  Solanales
Chilean Name:  Cabello de ángel
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0053
About 12 Cuscuta in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 2 Cuscutaceae in Chile and 2 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 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.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Medium altitude up to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
     

    Frequent

Height: 20 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

DESCRIPTION

Height: 20 cm.

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

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

 

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.

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

 

 

 

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 species from the same Cuscutaceae family in our data base:

Cuscuta sp. #0053 (Cabello de ángel)

Cuscuta sp. 1060 #1060

 

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