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II Region, Cerro Perales, Chile
Altitude: 600-900 m. 11 05, 2008

 

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Species:  Cleome chilensis DC.
Family:  Capparaceae Identification OK   
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Record:  0910
About 3 Cleome in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 3 Capparaceae in Chile and 2 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 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).     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.   Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.   
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
White, 4 petals      Annual     

Endemic    Frequent

Height: 30 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Cleome chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cleome chilensis

II Region, Cerro Perales, Chile
Altitude: 600-900 m. 11 05, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Annual

Flower: White, 4 petals

Height: 30 cm.

 

Image of Cleome chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cleome chilensis

II Region, Quebrada La Plata, Chile
Altitude: 100-350 m. 11 06, 2008

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

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.
Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.

 

Light conditions:

Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).

 

Image of Cleome chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cleome chilensis

II Region, Quebrada Rinconada, Paposo, Chile
Altitude: 270-660 m. 12 02, 2007

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

 

 

 

Image of Cleome chilensis (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Cleome chilensis

II Region, Quebrada Rinconada, Paposo, Chile
Altitude: 270-660 m. 12 02, 2007

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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