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Image of Cynoglossum creticum (Trupa / Garrapatilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cynoglossum creticum

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 1400-2200 m. 01 18, 2006

 

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Species:  Cynoglossum creticum Mill.
Family:  Boraginaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Lamiales
Chilean Name:  Trupa , Garrapatilla
English Name:  Blue houndstonge
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0231
About 1 Cynoglossum in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 113 Boraginaceae in Chile and 39 in our data base.

 

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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).     Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.   In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.     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.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Blue, 5 petals      Annual   Biannual     

Foreign    Frequent

Height: 60 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Cynoglossum creticum (Trupa / Garrapatilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cynoglossum creticum

VII Region, Dunas de Putu, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 01 01, 2002

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Annual
Biannual

Flower: Blue, 5 petals

Height: 60 cm.

 

Image of Cynoglossum creticum (Trupa / Garrapatilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cynoglossum creticum

VII Region, Dunas de Putu, Chile
Altitude: 0-200 m. 01 01, 2002

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

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:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.

 

Image of Cynoglossum creticum (Trupa / Garrapatilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cynoglossum creticum

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Altos del Lircay, Chile
Altitude: 1400-2200 m. 01 18, 2006

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

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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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Cryptantha cynoglossoides

Cryptantha diffusa

Cryptantha gnaphalioides

Cryptantha involucrata

Cryptantha sp. #1590

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Cryptantha sp. #1595

Cryptantha sp. #1951

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