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IX Region, Cherquenco, Chile
Altitude: 400 m. 03 17, 2007

 

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Species:  Cortaderia araucana Stapf
Family:  Poaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
Order:  Cyperales
Chilean Name: 
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Record:  0608
About 6 Cortaderia in Chile and 4 in our data base.
About 449 Poaceae in Chile and 135 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 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     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).   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
   Shrub     

Native    Frequent

Height: 2 m.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

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Image of Cortaderia araucana

IX, Parque Nacional Conguillo, Chile
Altitude: 300-1250 m. 02 15, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Height: 2 m.

 

Image of Cortaderia araucana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cortaderia araucana

IX, Parque Nacional Conguillo, Chile
Altitude: 300-1250 m. 02 15, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 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.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Cortaderia araucana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cortaderia araucana

IX, Parque Nacional Conguillo, Chile
Altitude: 300-1250 m. 02 15, 2006

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Cortaderia araucana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cortaderia araucana

IX Region, Cherquenco, Chile
Altitude: 400 m. 03 17, 2007

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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