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Image of Sphacele chamaedryoides (Alhuelahuén). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Sphacele chamaedryoides

VII Region, Armerillo, Chile
Altitude: 500 m. 12 16, 2006

 

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Species:  Sphacele chamaedryoides (Balbis) Briq.
Family:  Lamiaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Lamiales
Chilean Name:  Alhuelahuén
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German Name: 
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Record:  0675
About 2 Sphacele in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 20 Lamiaceae in Chile and 20 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 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     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.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 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
White, 2 petals   White, 5 petals   White, without information on the number of petals      Shrub     

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 1.6 m.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Sphacele chamaedryoides (Alhuelahuén). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Sphacele chamaedryoides

VII Region, Armerillo, Chile
Altitude: 500 m. 12 16, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: White, 2 petals
White, 5 petals
White, without information on the number of petals

Height: 1.6 m.

 

Image of Sphacele chamaedryoides (Alhuelahuén). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Sphacele chamaedryoides

VII Region, Armerillo, Chile
Altitude: 500 m. 12 16, 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:

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 Sphacele chamaedryoides (Alhuelahuén). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Sphacele chamaedryoides

VII Region, Armerillo, Chile
Altitude: 500 m. 12 16, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Sphacele chamaedryoides (Alhuelahuén). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Sphacele chamaedryoides

VII Region, Armerillo, Chile
Altitude: 500 m. 12 16, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

 

 


 

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

Lamiaceae sp. #1896

Lamium aplexicaule

Marrubium vulgare (Toronjil cuyano)

Mentha aquatica (Hierba buena / Bergamota / Sándalo de agua)

Mentha pulegium (Poleo / Menta)

Prunella vulgaris (Hierba mora / Hierba negra)

Satureja gilliesii (Menta de árbol)

Satureja multiflora (Menta de árbol / Satureja / Poleo en flor)

Sphacele chamaedryoides (Alhuelahuén)

Sphacele salviae (Salvia blanca)

Stachys pannosa

Stachys philippiana

Stachys sp. #1558

Stachys sp. #2768

Stachys sp. #1343

Stachys sp. #1879

Teucrium bicolor var. paposana

Teucrium bicolor (Oreganillo)

Unidentified Plant sp. #2128

 

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