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Image of Rhodophiala montana (Aņaņuca de las montaņas). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Rhodophiala montana

VII Region, Camino a Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 500-2200 m. 01 13, 2006

 

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Species:  Rhodophiala montana (Phil.) Traub
Family:  Amaryllidaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Liliales
Chilean Name:  Aņaņuca de las montaņas
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Record:  0256
About 26 Rhodophiala in Chile and 21 in our data base.
About 38 Amaryllidaceae in Chile and 30 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: Copiapķ, 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, Curicķ.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepciķn, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucķn.
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.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
High altitude close to the timber line
Yellow, 6 petals      Perennial   Bulb Plant     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 35 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

This is another Rhodophiala of the Central Andes of Chile - it has big flowers, somewhat smaller than of the other Rhodophialas, of almost pure yellow color. Although it is considered rare, in the few places where it grows, it can be found in largequantities.

Image of Rhodophiala montana (Aņaņuca de las montaņas). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Rhodophiala montana

VII Region, Camino a Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 500-2200 m. 01 13, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial
Bulb Plant

Flower: Yellow, 6 petals

Height: 35 cm.

 

This is a perennial bulbous plant of about 20 - 30 cm. The leaves are generally absent during the flourishing. The leaves are linear and 10 - 20 cm long and about 5 - 8 mm wide. The plant has yellow flowers with six yellow stamens and one yellowishpistil which is quite longer than the stamens. The flowers come in groups of 3 - 6. The seeds come in a three-parted greenish-brown capsule which contains about 20 - 40 shiny black flat round seeds of 1 cm of diameter stacked up one on the other like pages of a book. The flowers appear in November - January, and the seeds are ripe in February-March. This plant may hybridize with the Rhodophiala rhodolirion, because in places where they grow together the yellow color may take a pinkish, reddishor orange hue.

Image of Rhodophiala montana (Aņaņuca de las montaņas). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Rhodophiala montana

VII Region, Chileflora Lab., Chile
Altitude: 340 m. 08 13, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

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

 

This plant gows at high elevations in Central-southern Chile, in Talca at about 1600 - 2100 m., close to the tree line, prefers sunny spots, generally on sandy or rocky ground with good drainage; it grows preferably on soils with low organic content. It needs a lot of water during its vegetative growth (in early spring), but during the flowering it can withstand dry spells of up to two months (the bulbs store nutrients and water necessary for flowering).

Image of Rhodophiala montana (Aņaņuca de las montaņas). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Rhodophiala montana

VII Region, Camino a Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 500-2200 m. 01 13, 2006

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Ornamental. There are oral reports (not confirmed) of local people indicating that its bulb may be edible.

Image of Rhodophiala montana (Aņaņuca de las montaņas). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Rhodophiala montana

VII Region, Camino a Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 500-2200 m. 01 13, 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).

 

Very easy to cultivate

 

 

 

 

 

 

It can be easily propaged by seeds or by division of bulbs. The seeds must be immersed in water for a day o two and then planted at about 18ēC. The stratification at cold temperatures seems to be not necessary for this variety. Do not expect flowers for at least two seasons, because the bulb needs time to develop.

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More photos (7) of Rhodophiala montana (Phil.) Traub available here

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Famatina cisandina

Famatina maulensis

Narcissus tazeta (Junco / narciso)

Narcissus tazetta subsp. italicus (Junco / narciso)

Phycella bicolor (Azucena del diablo)

Phycella ignea (Aņaņuca de fuego)

Phycella scarlatina

Placea arzae (Placea)

Placea ornata

Rhodophiala advena

Rhodophiala advena

Rhodophiala advena

Rhodophiala ananuca

Rhodophiala andicola (Aņaņuca de los volcanes)

Rhodophiala araucana

Rhodophiala araucana

Rhodophiala bagnoldii (Aņaņuca amarilla)

Rhodophiala bagnoldii

Rhodophiala bakeri

Rhodophiala laeta (Aņaņuca rosada)

Rhodophiala moelleri

Rhodophiala montana (Aņaņuca de las montaņas)

Rhodophiala phycelloides (Revienta ojos)

Rhodophiala pratensis

Rhodophiala rhodolirion (Aņaņuca de cordillera)

Rhodophiala rhodolirion

Rhodophiala sp. #1436

Rhodophiala sp. #1501

Rhodophiala sp. #1755

Rhodophiala splendens (Aņaņuca esplendorosa)

 

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