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Image of Alternanthera junciflora (Rubí). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alternanthera junciflora

II Region, Quebrada Paposo, Chile
Altitude: 50-300 m. 09 20, 2006

 

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Species:  Alternanthera junciflora (J.Rémy) I.M.Jonhst.
Family:  Amaranthaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
Order:  Caryophyllales
Chilean Name:  Rubí
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0474
About 3 Alternanthera in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 11 Amaranthaceae in Chile and 4 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.     Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).     Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.   
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Red, without information on the number of petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Not Frequent

Height: 3 m.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Alternanthera junciflora (Rubí). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alternanthera junciflora

II Region, Quebrada Paposo, Chile
Altitude: 50-300 m. 09 20, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Red, without information on the number of petals

Height: 3 m.

 

Image of Alternanthera junciflora (Rubí). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alternanthera junciflora

II Region, Quebrada Paposo, Chile
Altitude: 50-300 m. 09 20, 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:

Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.

 

Light conditions:

Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).

 

Image of Alternanthera junciflora (Rubí). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alternanthera junciflora

II Region, Quebrada Paposo, Chile
Altitude: 50-300 m. 09 20, 2006

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

 

 

 

Image of Alternanthera junciflora (Rubí). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Alternanthera junciflora

II Region, Quebrada Paposo, Chile
Altitude: 50-300 m. 09 20, 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 (2) of Alternanthera junciflora (J.Rémy) I.M.Jonhst. available here

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

Alternanthera halimifolia (Diamante)

Alternanthera junciflora (Rubí)

Amaranthus retroflexus (Moco de Pavo / Bledo / Penacho)

Amaranthus sp. #1812

 

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