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VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2300 m. 01 31, 2007

 

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Species:  Pinguicula chilensis Gay
Family:  Lentibulariaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
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Record:  0750
About 2 Pinguicula in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 3 Lentibulariaceae in Chile and 1 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.     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
Green, 5 petals      Perennial     

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 15 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Pinguicula chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pinguicula chilensis

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2300 m. 01 31, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Green, 5 petals

Height: 15 cm.

 

Image of Pinguicula chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pinguicula chilensis

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2300 m. 01 31, 2007

 

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.

 

Light conditions:

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

 

Image of Pinguicula chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pinguicula chilensis

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2300 m. 01 31, 2007

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Pinguicula chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Pinguicula chilensis

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 2300 m. 01 31, 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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