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VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 280 m. 09 05, 2006

 

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Species:  Geranium robertianum L.
Family:  Geraniaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Geraniales
Chilean Name: 
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Record:  0506
About 6 Geranium in Chile and 6 in our data base.
About 14 Geraniaceae in Chile and 9 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).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     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     

Foreign    Very Frequent

Height: 50 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Geranium robertianum (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Geranium robertianum

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 280 m. 09 06, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Annual

Flower: Red, 5 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Geranium robertianum (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Geranium robertianum

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 280 m. 09 05, 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:

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

 

Image of Geranium robertianum (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Geranium robertianum

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 280 m. 09 05, 2006

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

Image of Geranium robertianum (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Geranium robertianum

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 280 m. 09 05, 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 (9) of Geranium robertianum L. available here

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

Cissarobryon elegans

Erodium ciculatrium (Alfilerillo / Tachuela)

Erodium moschatum (Alfilerillo)

Geranium berteroanum (Core-core)

Geranium core-core (Geranium core-core)

Geranium robertianum

Geranium sessiliflorum (Core-core de flores cortas)

Geranium sp. #1483

Viviania crenata

 

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