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VIII Region, Laguna Laja, Chile
Altitude: 1550 m. 01 23, 2007

 

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Species:  Acaena caespitosa Gillies ex Hook. & Arn.
Family:  Rosaceae Identification very doubtful, we must check it in the near future. Certainty 50 %.   
Order:  Rosales
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Record:  0744
About 20 Acaena in Chile and 11 in our data base.
About 46 Rosaceae in Chile and 28 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.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
   Perennial     

    Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

This plant is common at medium elevations in central Chile and is easy to grow. Of the acaenas, it is not very known, but I find it very much attractive due to its small, compact leaves which form a carpet, small, almost pigmy size which would fit almost anyplace, and the fruits do not have the thorns of the other, more aggressive acaenas. The plant requires poor, sandy soil with good drainage. It routinely withstands cold winters with snow, so hardiness is not a problem. The seeds are easy to germinate using the standard procedure of cold stratification. Please note that we sell "fruits" from which we do not extract the seeds.

Image of Acaena caespitosa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Acaena caespitosa

VIII Region, Laguna Laja, Chile
Altitude: 1450 m. 01 23, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Acaena caespitosa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Acaena caespitosa

VIII Region, Laguna Laja, Chile
Altitude: 1450 m. 01 23, 2007

 

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

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

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 Acaena caespitosa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Acaena caespitosa

VIII Region, Laguna Laja, Chile
Altitude: 1450 m. 01 23, 2007

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Acaena caespitosa (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Acaena caespitosa

VIII Region, Laguna Laja, Chile
Altitude: 1450 m. 01 23, 2007

 

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).

 

Relatively easy to cultivate

 

 


 


 


 

Recommended germination temperature: +14°C +18°C

 

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More photos (1) of Acaena caespitosa Gillies ex Hook. & Arn. available here

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

Acaena alpina (Cepacaballo / Cadillo)

Acaena antarctica

Acaena argentea (Cadillo / Trun / Amor seco / Zarzaparrilla / Proquín)

Acaena caespitosa

Acaena integerrima

Acaena leptacantha (Pimpinela)

Acaena magellanica

Acaena ovalifolia

Acaena pinnatifida (Pimpinela cimarrona / Abrojo)

Acaena sericea

Acaena splendens (Abrojo / Cadillo / Choncli / Amor seco / Cepacaballo)

Aphanes sp. #2312

Crataegus monogyna (Crategus / Peumo alemán / Peumo extranjero)

Fragaria chiloensis (Frutilla silvestre)

Geum magellanicum (Hierba del clavo)

Kageneckia angustifolia (Frangel / Olivillo de cordillera)

Kageneckia oblonga (Bollén)

Margyricarpus pinnatus (Hierba de la perlilla)

Polylepis rugulosa

Polylepis tarapacana

Potentilla sp. #2357

Pyracantha sp. #2361

Quillaja saponaria (Quillay)

Rosa moschata (Rosa mosqueta / Mosqueta / Rosa silvestre)

Rubus geoides (Miñe-miñe)

Rubus ulmifolius (Zarzamora / Mora)

Tetraglochin alatum (Horizonte / Caulia)

Tetraglochin cristata (Horzonte/añaguaya)

 

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