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Image of Cissus striata (Voqui colorado). Click to enlarge parts of image.

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VII Region, Putu, Chile
Altitude: 0-10 m. 06 29, 2006

 

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Species:  Cissus striata Ruiz & Pav.
Family:  Vitaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
Order:  Rhamnales
Chilean Name:  Voqui colorado
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0271
About 1 Cissus in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 1 Vitaceae in Chile and 1 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   Industrial Use   
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).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   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.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Green, 4 petals      Shrub   Climber     

Low germination, less than 30 %   

    Very Frequent

Height: 5 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Cissus striata (Voqui colorado). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cissus striata

VII Region, Putu, Chile
Altitude: 0-10 m. 06 29, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub
Climber

Flower: Green, 4 petals

Height: 5 m.

 

Image of Cissus striata (Voqui colorado). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cissus striata

VII Region, Putu, Chile
Altitude: 0-10 m. 06 29, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys

 

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:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
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 Cissus striata (Voqui colorado). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cissus striata

IX Region, Lago Caburga (Norte), Chile
Altitude: 400 m. 03 16, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal
Industrial Use

 

 

 

Image of Cissus striata (Voqui colorado). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cissus striata

VII Region, Putu, Chile
Altitude: 0-10 m. 06 29, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

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).

 

 

Low germination, less than 30 %

 

 

 

 

 

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Cissus striata (Voqui colorado)

 

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