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III Region, Carrizal Bajo, Chile
Altitude: 250 m. 09 17, 2006

 

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Species:  Fagonia chilensis H. et A.
Family:  Zygophyllaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Sapindales
Chilean Name: 
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Record:  0564
About 1 Fagonia in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 7 Zygophyllaceae in Chile and 5 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.     Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.   Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).     Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 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      Perennial     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Fagonia chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fagonia chilensis

III Region, Carrizal Bajo, Chile
Altitude: 250 m. 09 17, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Red, 5 petals

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Fagonia chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fagonia chilensis

III Region, Carrizal Bajo, Chile
Altitude: 250 m. 09 17, 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:

Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).

 

Image of Fagonia chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fagonia chilensis

III Region, Carrizal Bajo, Chile
Altitude: 250 m. 09 17, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Fagonia chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Fagonia chilensis

III Region, Carrizal Bajo, Chile
Altitude: 250 m. 09 17, 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 (6) of Fagonia chilensis H. et A. available here

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

Bulnesia chilensis

Fagonia chilensis

Larrea nitida (Jarrilla)

Pintoa chilensis

Porlieria chilensis (Guayacán / Palo santo)

 

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