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Image of Discaria nana (Discaria chica). Click to enlarge parts of image.

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VII Región, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2800 m. 12 31, 2006

 

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Species:  Discaria nana (Clos) B. et H. ex Masters
Family:  Rhamnaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Rhamnales
Chilean Name:  Discaria chica
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Record:  0326
About 4 Discaria in Chile and 3 in our data base.
About 14 Rhamnaceae in Chile and 9 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: 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 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.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % 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.   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
White, 4 petals      Shrub     

    Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Discaria nana (Discaria chica). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Discaria nana

VII Región, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2800 m. 12 31, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: White, 4 petals

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Discaria nana (Discaria chica). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Discaria nana

VII Región, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2800 m. 12 31, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

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.

 

Image of Discaria nana (Discaria chica). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Discaria nana

VII Región, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2800 m. 12 31, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Discaria nana (Discaria chica). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Discaria nana

VII Región, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2800 m. 12 31, 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (13) of Discaria nana (Clos) B. et H. ex Masters available here

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

Colletia sp. #1360

Colletia spinosa (Crucero / Yaqui / Cunco)

Colletia ulicina (Cunco rojo / Crucero)

Discaria articulata

Discaria nana (Discaria chica)

Discaria serratifolia (Chacay)

Retanilla ephedra (Frutilla del campo / Caman / Coquillo / Retamilla)

Talguenea quinquinervia (Tralhuen)

Trevoa trinervis (Tevo / Trevu)

 

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