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III Region, Juntas Valeriano, Chile
Altitude: 1600-1900 m. 11 01, 2007

 

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Species:  Krameria cistoidea Hook. & Arn.
Family:  Krameriaceae Identification OK   
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Record:  0879
About 2 Krameria in Chile and 2 in our data base.
About 2 Krameriaceae in Chile and 2 in our data base.

 

Edible plant   
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.   Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Red, 5 petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 50 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

This is interesting shrubs with red assymetrical flowers and edible nuts. It grows in northern areas of Chile and is very resistant to dry spells and and can tolerate moderate freezing but no snow.

Image of Krameria cistoidea (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Krameria cistoidea

IV Region, Cuesta El Espino, Chile
Altitude: 1300 - 1800 m. 10 27, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Red, 5 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Krameria cistoidea (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Krameria cistoidea

IV Region, Cuesta El Espino, Chile
Altitude: 1300 - 1800 m. 10 27, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

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.
Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Krameria cistoidea (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Krameria cistoidea

IV Region, Cuesta El Espino, Chile
Altitude: 1300 - 1800 m. 10 27, 2007

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

Useful properties:

Edible plant

 

 

 

Image of Krameria cistoidea (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Krameria cistoidea

IV Region, Cuesta El Espino, Chile
Altitude: 1300 - 1800 m. 10 27, 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The germination is straightforward - just soak the seeds for one - two days in water and than plant and maintain wet. It needs sandy soil with good drainange, use about 2/3 of sand and 1/3 of compost. Once the plant is established, water very little and expose to sun light. Awoid exposing to severe cold.

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

Krameria cistoidea

Krameria lappacea

 

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