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VI Region, Junta de Toros - Paso Agua Negra, km. 8 - 20, Chile
Altitude: 2200-2600 m. 11 04, 2007

 

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Species:  Lycium minutifolium J.Rémy
Family:  Solanaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Solanales
Chilean Name: 
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Record:  0826
About 15 Lycium in Chile and 3 in our data base.
About 156 Solanaceae in Chile and 70 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 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.   
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
White, 5 petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Very Frequent

Height:100

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Lycium minutifolium (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lycium minutifolium

VI Region, Junta de Toros - Paso Agua Negra, km. 8 - 20, Chile
Altitude: 2200-2600 m. 11 04, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height:100

 

Image of Lycium minutifolium (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lycium minutifolium

VI Region, Junta de Toros - Paso Agua Negra, km. 8 - 20, Chile
Altitude: 2200-2600 m. 11 04, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Medium altitude up to the timber line
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.

 

Image of Lycium minutifolium (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lycium minutifolium

III Region, Chollay, Chile
Altitude: 180-1900 m. 10 30, 2007

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Lycium minutifolium (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Lycium minutifolium

III Region, Chollay, Chile
Altitude: 180-1900 m. 10 30, 2007

 

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 photos (15) of Lycium minutifolium J.Rémy available here

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