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VIII Region, Laguna Laja, Chile
Altitude: 1550 m. 01 23, 2007

 

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Species:  Acaena magellanica (Lam.) Vahl
Family:  Rosaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Rosales
Chilean Name: 
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Record:  0438
About 20 Acaena in Chile and 11 in our data base.
About 46 Rosaceae in Chile and 28 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).   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.   
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Red, 4 petals   Red, 5 petals   Red, 6 petals   Green, 4 petals   Green, 5 petals   Green, 6 petals      Perennial     

Native    Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

The name of this plant, "Acaena magellanica," is somewhat misleading, because it grows in many places in Chile, not just in the extreme south of Patagonia. as with many acaenas, it does not present major problems for cultivation, requires light soil, is hardy.

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Image of Acaena magellanica

VIII Region, Laguna Laja, Chile
Altitude: 1550 m. 01 23, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Red, 4 petals
Red, 5 petals
Red, 6 petals
Green, 4 petals
Green, 5 petals
Green, 6 petals

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Acaena magellanica (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Acaena magellanica

VIII Region, Laguna Laja, Chile
Altitude: 1550 m. 01 23, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

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

 

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 Acaena magellanica (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Acaena magellanica

VIII Region, Laguna Laja, Chile
Altitude: 1550 m. 01 23, 2007

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

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Image of Acaena magellanica

Region Metropolitana, Parque Nacional El Morado, Chile
Altitude: 2170 m. 11 13, 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The germination of this species is not very complicated, but you should do the cold stratification. You can avoid it by planting the seeds in autumn and exposing them to natural cold stratification during winter time. If you decide to do it "scientifically," soak the fruits for two days in water, then put them into wet sand and put them into refrigerator at about +2 +5º C for about 30 days. Allow the seeds to breathe (ventilate from time to time) and check the humidity of the sand (it tends to dry out quickly, so adding moisture every three-four days is a must). Use poor substrates with good drainage (For instance, 1/2 of sand and 1/2 of garden soil would work fine). The germination usually takes about 3 - 4 weeks.

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More photos (20) of Acaena magellanica (Lam.) Vahl available here

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

Acaena alpina (Cepacaballo / Cadillo)

Acaena antarctica

Acaena argentea (Cadillo / Trun / Amor seco / Zarzaparrilla / Proquín)

Acaena caespitosa

Acaena integerrima

Acaena leptacantha (Pimpinela)

Acaena magellanica

Acaena ovalifolia

Acaena pinnatifida (Pimpinela cimarrona / Abrojo)

Acaena sericea

Acaena splendens (Abrojo / Cadillo / Choncli / Amor seco / Cepacaballo)

Aphanes sp. #2312

Crataegus monogyna (Crategus / Peumo alemán / Peumo extranjero)

Fragaria chiloensis (Frutilla silvestre)

Geum magellanicum (Hierba del clavo)

Kageneckia angustifolia (Frangel / Olivillo de cordillera)

Kageneckia oblonga (Bollén)

Margyricarpus pinnatus (Hierba de la perlilla)

Polylepis rugulosa

Polylepis tarapacana

Potentilla sp. #2357

Pyracantha sp. #2361

Quillaja saponaria (Quillay)

Rosa moschata (Rosa mosqueta / Mosqueta / Rosa silvestre)

Rubus geoides (Miñe-miñe)

Rubus ulmifolius (Zarzamora / Mora)

Tetraglochin alatum (Horizonte / Caulia)

Tetraglochin cristata (Horzonte/añaguaya)

 

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