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Image of Eccremocarpus scaber (Chupa-chupa / Chupa-poto). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Eccremocarpus scaber

Region Metropolitana, La Parva, Chile
Altitude: 1800-3200 m. 03 01, 2006

 

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Species:  Eccremocarpus scaber Ruiz & Pav.
Family:  Bignoniaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Scrophulariales
Chilean Name:  Chupa-chupa , Chupa-poto
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Record:  0059
About 1 Eccremocarpus in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 15 Bignoniaceae in Chile and 9 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.     Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.   In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % 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
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Red, without information on the number of petals      Climber     

Native    Frequent

Height: 5 m.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

This is also a Chilean plant, although few people know it as such, because it was cultivated for a long time in Europe and the USA. It makes an excellent climber for areas with restricted watering and bad-quality soil.

Image of Eccremocarpus scaber (Chupa-chupa / Chupa-poto). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Eccremocarpus scaber

Region Metropolitana, La Parva, Chile
Altitude: 1800-3200 m. 03 01, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Climber

Flower: Red, without information on the number of petals

Height: 5 m.

 

Image of Eccremocarpus scaber (Chupa-chupa / Chupa-poto). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Eccremocarpus scaber

Region Metropolitana, La Parva, Chile
Altitude: 1800-3200 m. 03 01, 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
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.

 

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:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

Image of Eccremocarpus scaber (Chupa-chupa / Chupa-poto). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Eccremocarpus scaber

Region Metropolitana, La Parva, Chile
Altitude: 1800-3200 m. 03 01, 2006

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Eccremocarpus scaber (Chupa-chupa / Chupa-poto). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Eccremocarpus scaber

Region Metropolitana, La Parva, Chile
Altitude: 1800-3200 m. 03 01, 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 (3) of Eccremocarpus scaber Ruiz & Pav. available here

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

Argylia potentillaefolia

Argylia radiata

Argylia radiata

Argylia radiata

Argylia radiata

Argylia radiata

Argylia sp.

Campsidium valdivianum (Pilpilvoqui / Voqui de canasta)

Catalpa bignonioides

Eccremocarpus scaber (Chupa-chupa / Chupa-poto)

 

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