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VII Region, El Melado, Chile
Altitude: 2000 m. 12 17, 2006

 

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Species:  Solaria brevicoalita Rav.
Family:  Liliaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Liliales
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Record:  0670
About 2 Solaria in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 37 Liliaceae in Chile and 31 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.   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.   
High altitude close to the timber line
Blue, 6 petals   Green, 6 petals      Perennial   Bulb Plant     

Endemic    Rare

Height: 15 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Solaria brevicoalita (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Solaria brevicoalita

VII Region, El Melado, Chile
Altitude: 2000 m. 12 17, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial
Bulb Plant

Flower: Blue, 6 petals
Green, 6 petals

Height: 15 cm.

 

Image of Solaria brevicoalita (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Solaria brevicoalita

VII Region, El Melado, Chile
Altitude: 2000 m. 12 17, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line

 

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.
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 Solaria brevicoalita (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Solaria brevicoalita

VII Region, El Melado, Chile
Altitude: 2000-2200 m. 12 17, 2006

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Solaria brevicoalita (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Solaria brevicoalita

VII Region, El Melado, Chile
Altitude: 2000-2200 m. 12 17, 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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Fortunatia biflora

Gilliesia graminea

Gilliesia montana

Leucocoryne alliacea

Leucocoryne appendiculata

Leucocoryne coquimbensis

Leucocoryne coquimbensis

Leucocoryne coquimbensis var. coquimbensis

Leucocoryne coquimbensis var. alba

Leucocoryne coronata

Leucocoryne dimorphopetala

Leucocoryne ixioides

Leucocoryne purpurea

Leucocoryne purpurea

Leucocoryne purpurea var. intermediate

Leucocoryne sp. #1170

Leucocoryne sp. #1198

Leucocoryne sp.

Leucocoryne violascens

Leucocoryne vitatta

Miersia chilensis (Miersia)

Nordoscordum # 2191

Nordoscordum sp. #1266

Pasithea coerulea (Azulillo)

Solaria brevicoalita

Solaria miersioides

Trichopetalum plumosum (Flor de la plumilla)

Tristagma bivalve

Tristagma sp. #1267

Tristagma sp. #1414

Zoellnerallium andinum (Cebollín)

Zoellnerallium serenense

 

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