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Region Metropolitana, Cajón Maipo, Chile
Altitude: 1500-2500 m. 01 01, 2002

 

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Species:  Oenothera mollissima L.
Family:  Onagraceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
Order:  Myrtales
Chilean Name: 
English Name: 
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Record:  0734
About 15 Oenothera in Chile and 6 in our data base.
About 45 Onagraceae in Chile and 23 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   
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.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Yellow, 4 petals      Perennial   Biannual     

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 1.2 m.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial
Biannual

Flower: Yellow, 4 petals

Height: 1.2 m.

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys

 

Watering conditions:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.
Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

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

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

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 Onagraceae family in our data base:

Clarkia tenella (Sangre de toro / Inutil / Huasita)

Epilobium australe

Epilobium sp. #0383 (Epilobio)

Epilobium sp. #0384

Epilobium sp. #1288

Epilobium sp. #1480

Epilobium sp. #1572

Epilobium sp. #1579

Epilobium sp. #1586

Epilobium sp. #1675

Epilobium sp. #2397

Fuchsia lycioides (Palo de yegua / Palo falso)

Fuchsia magellanica (Chilco / Chilca / Palo blanco)

Gayophytum humile

Gayophytum micranthum

Ludwigia peploides (Duraznillo de agua)

Oenothera acaulis (Don Diego de la noche / Rodalán / Colsilla / Hierba de la apostema)

Oenothera coquimbensis

Oenothera mollissima

Oenothera rosea (Enotera rosada)

Oenothera sp. #1553

Oenothera stricta (Flor de San José / Don Diego de la noche amarillo)

Unidentified Plant sp. #2756

 

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