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Image of Gentiana prostrata (Genciana mínima). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gentiana prostrata

VII Region, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2700 m. 02 28, 2007

 

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Species:  Gentiana prostrata Haenke
Family:  Gentianaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Gentianales
Chilean Name:  Genciana mínima
English Name: 
German Name: 
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Record:  0155
About 4 Gentiana in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 15 Gentianaceae in Chile and 4 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.     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
Blue, 5 petals      Annual     

Native    Frequent

Height: 5 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Gentiana prostrata (Genciana mínima). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gentiana prostrata

VII Region, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2700 m. 02 28, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Annual

Flower: Blue, 5 petals

Height: 5 cm.

 

Image of Gentiana prostrata (Genciana mínima). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gentiana prostrata

VII Region, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2700 m. 02 28, 2007

 

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 Gentiana prostrata (Genciana mínima). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gentiana prostrata

VII Region, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2700 m. 02 28, 2007

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Gentiana prostrata (Genciana mínima). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gentiana prostrata

VII Region, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2700 m. 02 28, 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 (13) of Gentiana prostrata Haenke available here

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

Gentiana prostrata (Genciana mínima)

Gentianella magellanica

Gentianella ottonis (Genciana)

Unidentified Plant sp. #2323

 

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