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Image of Gleichenia quadripartida (Hierb a loza / Palmita). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gleichenia quadripartida

X Region, Alerce Costero, Chile
Altitude: 700-900 m. 03 25, 2008

 

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Species:  Gleichenia quadripartida (poiret) T. Moore
Family:  Gleicheniaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
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Chilean Name:  Hierb a loza , Palmita
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Record:  0796
About 7 Gleichenia in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 7 Gleicheniaceae 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).     Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.   In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.   In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)     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
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
   Fern     

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 35 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Gleichenia quadripartida (Hierb a loza / Palmita). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gleichenia quadripartida

X Region, Alerce Costero, Chile
Altitude: 700-900 m. 03 25, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Fern

Height: 35 cm.

 

Image of Gleichenia quadripartida (Hierb a loza / Palmita). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gleichenia quadripartida

IX Region, Parque Oncol, Chile
Altitude: 100-700 m. 03 19, 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
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

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

 

Light conditions:

Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.
In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light.
In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)

 

Image of Gleichenia quadripartida (Hierb a loza / Palmita). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gleichenia quadripartida

IX Region, Parque Oncol, Chile
Altitude: 100-700 m. 03 19, 2007

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Gleichenia quadripartida (Hierb a loza / Palmita). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gleichenia quadripartida

IX Region, Parque Oncol, Chile
Altitude: 100-700 m. 03 19, 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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Gleichenia quadripartida (Hierb a loza / Palmita)

 

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