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Image of Boquila trifoliolata (Voqui blanco / Pilpilvoqui). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Boquila trifoliolata

IX Region, Lago Caburga, Chile
Altitude: 500 m. 03 18, 2007

 

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Species:  Boquila trifoliolata (DC.) Dcne
Family:  Lardizabalaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Ranunculales
Chilean Name:  Voqui blanco , Pilpilvoqui
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0294
About 1 Boquila in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 2 Lardizabalaceae in Chile and 2 in our data base.

 

Edible plant   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 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.   In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)     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.   Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
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
White, 6 petals      Shrub   Climber     

Good germination, 60 - 80 %   

Native    Frequent

Height: 6 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

A common, vigorous climber in Chile.

Image of Boquila trifoliolata (Voqui blanco / Pilpilvoqui). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Boquila trifoliolata

IX Region, Camino Melipeuco - Lago Caburga, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 02 16, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub
Climber

Flower: White, 6 petals

Height: 6 m.

 

Image of Boquila trifoliolata (Voqui blanco / Pilpilvoqui). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Boquila trifoliolata

IX Region, Camino Melipeuco - Lago Caburga, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 02 16, 2006

 

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:

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

 

Light conditions:

In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.
In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)

 

Image of Boquila trifoliolata (Voqui blanco / Pilpilvoqui). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Boquila trifoliolata

IX Region, Melilpeuco, Chile
Altitude: 600-800 m. 03 18, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

Useful properties:

Edible plant
Industrial Use

 

 

 

Image of Boquila trifoliolata (Voqui blanco / Pilpilvoqui). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Boquila trifoliolata

IX Region, Melilpeuco, Chile
Altitude: 600-800 m. 03 18, 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.

 

 

Good germination, 60 - 80 %

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (5) of Boquila trifoliolata (DC.) Dcne available here

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

Boquila trifoliolata (Voqui blanco / Pilpilvoqui)

Lardizabala biternata (Cóguil / Voqui blanco / Voqui / Coguilera)

 

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