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

 

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Species:  Gymnophyton robustum Clos
Family:  Apiaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Apiales
Chilean Name: 
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Record:  0830
About 6 Gymnophyton in Chile and 4 in our data base.
About 105 Apiaceae in Chile and 45 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
Green, without information on the number of petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Very Frequent

Height: 2 m.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Gymnophyton robustum (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gymnophyton robustum

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

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Green, without information on the number of petals

Height: 2 m.

 

Image of Gymnophyton robustum (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gymnophyton robustum

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

 

Image of Gymnophyton robustum (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gymnophyton robustum

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

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Gymnophyton robustum (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Gymnophyton robustum

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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