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

 

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Species:  Cyphocarpus rigescens Miers
Family:  Campanulaceae Identification OK, but we will check it just in case. Certainty 99 %.   
Order:  Campanulales
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Record:  0872
About 3 Cyphocarpus in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 19 Campanulaceae in Chile and 8 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.     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
White, 5 petals      Annual     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 15 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Cyphocarpus rigescens (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cyphocarpus rigescens

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

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Annual

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 15 cm.

 

Image of Cyphocarpus rigescens (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cyphocarpus rigescens

III Region, Chollay, Chile
Altitude: 1950-2150 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:

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 Cyphocarpus rigescens (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cyphocarpus rigescens

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

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

 

 

 

Image of Cyphocarpus rigescens (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cyphocarpus rigescens

III Region, Chollay, Chile
Altitude: 1950-2150 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 (11) of Cyphocarpus rigescens Miers available here

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

Cyphocarpus rigescens

Lobelia bridgesii (Tupa / Tupa rosada)

Lobelia excelsa (Tabaco del diablo / Tupa / Trupa)

Lobelia oligophylla

Lobelia polyphylla (Tabaco del diablo / Tupa)

Lobelia sp. #1806

Lobelia tupa (Tabaco del diablo / Tupa / Trupa)

Wahlenbergia linarioides (Uña-perquen)

 

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