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Image of Jubae chilensis (Palma chilena). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Jubae chilensis

V Region, Pichidangui Interior, Chile
Altitude: 400-1000 m. 02 09, 2007

 

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Species:  Jubae chilensis (Molina) Baill.
Family:  Arecaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Arecales
Chilean Name:  Palma chilena
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0369
About 1 Jubae in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 1 Arecaceae in Chile and 1 in our data base.

 

Edible plant   
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.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
   Tree     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 30 m.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Jubae chilensis (Palma chilena). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Jubae chilensis

V Region, Pichidangui Interior, Chile
Altitude: 400-1000 m. 02 09, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Tree

Height: 30 m.

 

Image of Jubae chilensis (Palma chilena). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Jubae chilensis

V Region, Pichidangui Interior, Chile
Altitude: 400-1000 m. 02 09, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.

 

Watering conditions:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.
Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

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

 

Image of Jubae chilensis (Palma chilena). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Jubae chilensis

V Region, Pichidangui Interior, Chile
Altitude: 400-1000 m. 02 09, 2007

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

Useful properties:

Edible plant

 

 

 

Image of Jubae chilensis (Palma chilena). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Jubae chilensis

VII Region, Las Placetas, cerca de Radal Siete Tasas, Chile
Altitude: 600-900 m. 05 16, 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).

 

Difficult to cultivate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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