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IV Region, Camino Chungungo, Chile
Altitude: 142 m. 09 16, 2006

 

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Species:  Balbisia peduncularis (Lindl.) D.Don
Family:  Ledocarpaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Geraniales
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Record:  0628
About 3 Balbisia in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 3 Ledocarpaceae in Chile and 3 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.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.   
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Yellow, 5 petals      Perennial     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 1.5 m.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Balbisia peduncularis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Balbisia peduncularis

IV Region, Camino Chungungo, Chile
Altitude: 142 m. 09 16, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Yellow, 5 petals

Height: 1.5 m.

 

Image of Balbisia peduncularis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Balbisia peduncularis

IV Region, Camino Chungungo, Chile
Altitude: 142 m. 09 16, 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:

Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.
Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.

 

Light conditions:

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

 

Image of Balbisia peduncularis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Balbisia peduncularis

IV Region, Camino Chungungo, Chile
Altitude: 142 m. 09 16, 2006

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Balbisia peduncularis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Balbisia peduncularis

IV Region, Camino Chungungo, Chile
Altitude: 142 m. 09 16, 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 (20) of Balbisia peduncularis (Lindl.) D.Don available here

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

Balbisia microphylla

Balbisia peduncularis

Wendtia gracilis (Oreganillo amarillo)

 

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