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Image of Oxalis rosea (Culle rosado / Culle colorado / Culli / Vinagrillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxalis rosea

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 260-360 m. 10 01, 2006

 

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Species:  Oxalis rosea Jacquinot
Family:  Oxalidaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Geraniales
Chilean Name:  Culle rosado , Culle colorado , Culli , Vinagrillo
English Name:  Shamrock
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0465
About 91 Oxalis in Chile and 31 in our data base.
About 91 Oxalidaceae in Chile and 30 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   
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).     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)     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.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Red, 5 petals      Annual     

Endemic    Very Frequent

Height: 40 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Oxalis rosea (Culle rosado / Culle colorado / Culli / Vinagrillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxalis rosea

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 260-360 m. 10 01, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Annual

Flower: Red, 5 petals

Height: 40 cm.

 

Image of Oxalis rosea (Culle rosado / Culle colorado / Culli / Vinagrillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxalis rosea

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 260-360 m. 10 01, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

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).
Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

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 Oxalis rosea (Culle rosado / Culle colorado / Culli / Vinagrillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxalis rosea

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 260-360 m. 10 01, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

Image of Oxalis rosea (Culle rosado / Culle colorado / Culli / Vinagrillo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Oxalis rosea

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 260-360 m. 10 01, 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (12) of Oxalis rosea Jacquinot available here

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

Oxalis adenophylla (Culle)

Oxalis arenaria (Vinagrillo / Culle)

Oxalis bulbocastanum (Vinagrillo / Papa chiñaque)

Oxalis caesia

Oxalis carnosa var. carnosa

Oxalis carnosa var. incana

Oxalis compacta

Oxalis gigantea

Oxalis mallobolva.

Oxalis maritima

Oxalis micrantha

Oxalis pes-caprae

Oxalis puberula

Oxalis purpurea

Oxalis rosea (Culle rosado / Culle colorado / Culli / Vinagrillo)

Oxalis sp. #1187

Oxalis sp. #1290

Oxalis sp. #1450

Oxalis sp. #1491

Oxalis sp. #1503

Oxalis sp. #1561

Oxalis sp. #1587

Oxalis sp. #1640

Oxalis sp. #1641

Oxalis sp. #1679

Oxalis sp. #2770

Oxalis sp. #1322

Oxalis sp. #1321

Oxalis sp. #2127

Oxalis squamata (Ojos de agua)

Oxalis valdiviensis

 

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