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Image of Conanthera trimaculata (Pajarito del campo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Conanthera trimaculata

VII Region, Pelarco, Chile
Altitude: 250 m. 11 08, 2006

 

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Species:  Conanthera trimaculata (D.Don) Lindl.
Family:  Tecophilaeaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Liliales
Chilean Name:  Pajarito del campo
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0210
About 6 Conanthera in Chile and 6 in our data base.
About 10 Tecophilaeaceae in Chile and 10 in our data base.

 

Edible plant   
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.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
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
White, 6 petals   Blue, 6 petals      Perennial   Bulb Plant     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 40 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Conanthera trimaculata (Pajarito del campo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Conanthera trimaculata

VII Region, Pelarco, Chile
Altitude: 250 m. 11 08, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial
Bulb Plant

Flower: White, 6 petals
Blue, 6 petals

Height: 40 cm.

 

Image of Conanthera trimaculata (Pajarito del campo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Conanthera trimaculata

VII Region, Pelarco, Chile
Altitude: 250 m. 11 08, 2006

 

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:

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.

 

Image of Conanthera trimaculata (Pajarito del campo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Conanthera trimaculata

VII Region, Pelarco, Chile
Altitude: 250 m. 11 08, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

Useful properties:

Edible plant

 


 

 

Image of Conanthera trimaculata (Pajarito del campo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Conanthera trimaculata

VII Region, Pelarco, Chile
Altitude: 250 m. 11 08, 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

 

 


 

 

 

Recommended germination temperature: +8°C +14°C

 

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More photos (15) of Conanthera trimaculata (D.Don) Lindl. available here

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

Conanthera bifolia (Pajarito del campo / Flor de la viuda)

Conanthera campanulata

Conanthera parvula

Conanthera sp.

Conanthera trimaculata (Pajarito del campo)

Conanthera urceolata

Tecophilaea violiflora

Tecophilaea violiflora

Zephyra compacta

Zephyra elegans

 

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