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Image of Dioscorea bryoniifolia (Camisilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Dioscorea bryoniifolia

VI Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 50 - 120 m. 12 04, 2007

 

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Species:  Dioscorea bryoniifolia Poepp.
Family:  Dioscoreaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Liliales
Chilean Name:  Camisilla
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Record:  0900
About 36 Dioscorea in Chile and 14 in our data base.
About 37 Dioscoreaceae in Chile and 15 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.   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
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Yellow, without information on the number of petals      Perennial   Climber     

Endemic    Frequent

Height:100

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Dioscorea bryoniifolia (Camisilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Dioscorea bryoniifolia

VI Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 50 - 120 m. 12 04, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial
Climber

Flower: Yellow, without information on the number of petals

Height:100

 

Image of Dioscorea bryoniifolia (Camisilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Dioscorea bryoniifolia

VI Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 50 - 120 m. 12 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
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.

 

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 Dioscorea bryoniifolia (Camisilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Dioscorea bryoniifolia

VI Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 50 - 120 m. 12 04, 2007

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Dioscorea bryoniifolia (Camisilla). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Dioscorea bryoniifolia

V Region, Pichidangui, Chile
Altitude: 50 m. 09 20, 2008

 

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 (12) of Dioscorea bryoniifolia Poepp. available here

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

Dioscorea (small flower, climber)

Dioscorea brachybotrya (Papa cimarrona / Jaboncillo)

Dioscorea bryoniifolia (Camisilla)

Dioscorea fastigiata

Dioscorea humifusa (huanqui)

Dioscorea parviflora

Dioscorea saxatilis (Jabón del monte)

Dioscorea sp. #1217

Dioscorea sp. #1484

Dioscorea sp. #1498

Dioscorea sp. #1500

Dioscorea sp. #1534

Dioscorea sp.

Dioscorea volckmannii (Jabón del monte)

Epipetrum humile

 

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