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Image of Calycera herbacea (Calicera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calycera herbacea

Region Metropolitana, Embalse Yeso, Chile
Altitude: 2560 m. 12 26, 2007

 

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Species:  Calycera herbacea Cav.
Family:  Calyceraceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Calycerales
Chilean Name:  Calicera
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Record:  0071
About 16 Calycera in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 41 Calyceraceae in Chile and 6 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.     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.   
High altitude close to the timber line
   Perennial     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Calycera herbacea (Calicera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calycera herbacea

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

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Calycera herbacea (Calicera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calycera herbacea

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

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line

 

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.

 

Image of Calycera herbacea (Calicera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calycera herbacea

Region Metropolitana, Embalse Yeso, Chile
Altitude: 2560 m. 12 26, 2007

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Calycera herbacea (Calicera). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Calycera herbacea

Region Metropolitana, Embalse Yeso, Chile
Altitude: 2560 m. 12 26, 2007

 

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 (11) of Calycera herbacea Cav. available here

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

Calycera herbacea (Calicera)

Calycera sessiliflora

Gamocarpha alpina

Nastanthus agglomeratus (Coliflor del cerro)

Nastanthus caespitosus

Nastanthus spathulatus (Nastanto)

 

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