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III Region, Chollay, Chile
Altitude: 1950-2150 m. 10 30, 2007

 

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Species:  Argylia potentillaefolia DC.
Family:  Bignoniaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Scrophulariales
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Record:  0813
About 12 Argylia in Chile and 7 in our data base.
About 15 Bignoniaceae in Chile and 9 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 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.     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.   Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Yellow, 5 petals      Perennial     

Endemic    Very Frequent

Height: 80 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Argylia potentillaefolia (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Argylia potentillaefolia

VI Region, La Troya - Junta de Toros, Chile
Altitude: 1800 - 2200 m. 11 05, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Yellow, 5 petals

Height: 80 cm.

 

Image of Argylia potentillaefolia (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Argylia potentillaefolia

VI Region, La Troya - Junta de Toros, Chile
Altitude: 1800 - 2200 m. 11 05, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

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.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Argylia potentillaefolia (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Argylia potentillaefolia

III Region, Chollay, Chile
Altitude: 1950-2150 m. 10 30, 2007

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Argylia potentillaefolia (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Argylia potentillaefolia

III Region, Chollay, Chile
Altitude: 1950-2150 m. 10 30, 2007

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Argylia potentillaefolia

Argylia radiata

Argylia radiata

Argylia radiata

Argylia radiata

Argylia radiata

Argylia sp.

Campsidium valdivianum (Pilpilvoqui / Voqui de canasta)

Catalpa bignonioides

Eccremocarpus scaber (Chupa-chupa / Chupa-poto)

 

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