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Image of Hydrocotyle poeppigii (Tembladerilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Hydrocotyle poeppigii

X Region, Hueicolla, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 03 26, 2008

 

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Species:  Hydrocotyle poeppigii DC.
Family:  Apiaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Apiales
Chilean Name:  Tembladerilla
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Record:  0104
About 8 Hydrocotyle in Chile and 4 in our data base.
About 105 Apiaceae in Chile and 45 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   
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 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.   In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)     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
Green, 5 petals      Perennial     

Endemic    Not Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Hydrocotyle poeppigii (Tembladerilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Hydrocotyle poeppigii

X Region, Hueicolla, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 03 26, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Green, 5 petals

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Hydrocotyle poeppigii (Tembladerilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Hydrocotyle poeppigii

X Region, Hueicolla, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 03 26, 2008

 

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:

In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.
In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)

 

Image of Hydrocotyle poeppigii (Tembladerilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Hydrocotyle poeppigii

X Region, Hueicolla, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 03 26, 2008

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

Image of Hydrocotyle poeppigii (Tembladerilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Hydrocotyle poeppigii

X Region, Hueicolla, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 03 26, 2008

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Azorella madreporica

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Azorella monatha

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Foeniculum vulgare (Hinojo)

Gymnophyton flexuosum

Gymnophyton isatidicarpum (Bío-bío)

Gymnophyton robustum

Gymnophyton sp. #1759

Homalocarpus dichotomus

Hydrocotyle chamaemorus (Malva del monte)

Hydrocotyle poeppigii (Tembladerilla)

Hydrocotyle ranunculoides

Laretia acaulis (Llareta)

Mulinum crassifolium

Mulinum spinosum (Hierba negra / Palo negro / Hierba de la culebra)

Osmorhiza chilensis (Perejil del monte / Anís del cerro)

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Pozoa coriacea (Anislao)

Pozoa volcanica (Anislao volcanica)

Sanicula crassicaulis

Sanicula graveolens (Perejil del monte / Asta de cabra)

 

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