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Image of Caltha sagittata (Maillico). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Caltha sagittata

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

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Species:  Caltha sagittata Cav.
Family:  Ranunculaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Ranunculales
Chilean Name:  Maillico
English Name: 
German Name: 
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Record:  0154
About 3 Caltha in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 47 Ranunculaceae in Chile and 16 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 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.     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.   
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
White, 6 petals   Green, 6 petals      Perennial     

Native    Frequent

Height: 15 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Caltha sagittata (Maillico). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Caltha sagittata

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: White, 6 petals
Green, 6 petals

Height: 15 cm.

 

Image of Caltha sagittata (Maillico). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Caltha sagittata

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line

 

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.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Caltha sagittata (Maillico). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Caltha sagittata

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

Image of Caltha sagittata (Maillico). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Caltha sagittata

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

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 (7) of Caltha sagittata Cav. available here

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

Anemone decapetala var. foliolosa (Centella)

Anemone moorei

Anemone multifida

Anemone rigida

Barneoudia chilensis

Barneoudia major var. major

Caltha appendiculata

Caltha sagittata (Maillico)

Clematis sp. #1036

Ranunculus cymbalaria (Oreja de gato / Botón de oro)

Ranunculus muricatus (Botón de oro / Ensalada de ranas / Pata de gallo)

Ranunculus peduncularis var. peduncularis

Ranunculus peduncularis var. erodiifolius (Botón de oro / Centella)

Ranunculus repens

Ranunculus sp. 1765 #1765

Ranunculus uniflorus

 

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