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Image of Gunnera magellanica (Pangue enano / Palacoazir). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gunnera magellanica

VII Región, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2100-2300 m. 12 30, 2006

 

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Species:  Gunnera magellanica Lam.
Family:  Gunneraceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
Order:  Haloragales
Chilean Name:  Pangue enano , Palacoazir
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Record:  0665
About 7 Gunnera in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 7 Gunneraceae in Chile and 2 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 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     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.     The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Red, 2 petals      Perennial     

Native    Not Frequent

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Gunnera magellanica (Pangue enano / Palacoazir). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gunnera magellanica

VII Región, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2100-2300 m. 12 30, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Red, 2 petals

 

Image of Gunnera magellanica (Pangue enano / Palacoazir). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gunnera magellanica

VII Región, Paso Vergara, Chile
Altitude: 2100-2300 m. 12 30, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys

 

Watering conditions:

The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.

 

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 Gunnera magellanica (Pangue enano / Palacoazir). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gunnera magellanica

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, El Bolsón, Chile
Altitude: 1640 m. 11 26, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Gunnera magellanica (Pangue enano / Palacoazir). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gunnera magellanica

VII Region, Reserva Nacional Radal Siete Tazas, El Bolsón, Chile
Altitude: 1640 m. 11 26, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Gunnera magellanica (Pangue enano / Palacoazir)

Gunnera tinctoria (Nalca / Pangue)

 

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