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Image of Fuchsia lycioides (Palo de yegua / Palo falso). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fuchsia lycioides

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 0-50 m. 05 28, 2006

 

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Species:  Fuchsia lycioides Andr.
Family:  Onagraceae Identification OK   
Order:  Myrtales
Chilean Name:  Palo de yegua , Palo falso
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German Name: 
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Record:  0421
About 2 Fuchsia in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 45 Onagraceae in Chile and 23 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 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     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.     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.   
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Red, 4 petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Very Frequent

Height: 3 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Fuchsia lycioides (Palo de yegua / Palo falso). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fuchsia lycioides

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 0-50 m. 05 28, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Red, 4 petals

Height: 3 m.

 

Image of Fuchsia lycioides (Palo de yegua / Palo falso). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fuchsia lycioides

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 0-50 m. 05 28, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 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.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Fuchsia lycioides (Palo de yegua / Palo falso). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fuchsia lycioides

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 0-50 m. 05 28, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Fuchsia lycioides (Palo de yegua / Palo falso). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fuchsia lycioides

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 0-50 m. 05 28, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (9) of Fuchsia lycioides Andr. available here

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Epilobium sp. #1480

Epilobium sp. #1572

Epilobium sp. #1579

Epilobium sp. #1586

Epilobium sp. #1675

Epilobium sp. #2397

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